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CATHOLIC 
PROPHECY 

THE COMING CHASTISEMENT 



St. Columba (6th century). "Hearken, hearken to 
what will happen in the latter days of the world! 
There will be great wars; unjust laws will be enacted; 
the Church will be despoiled of her property; people 
will read and write a great deal; but charity and 
humility will be laughed to scorn, and the common 
people will believe in false ideas." 

St. Methodius. "A day will come when the enemies 
of Christ will boast of having conquered the whole 
world. They will say: 'Christians cannot escape 
now!' But a Great King will arise to fight the enemies 
of God. He will defeat them, and peace will be given 
to the world, and the Church will be freed from her 
anxieties." 



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CATHOLIC PROPHECr THE COMING CHASTISEME 



CATHOLIC PROPHECY 

The Coming Chastisement 

Precisions on the Great Disaster 



These precisions run from fl 12 to fl 75. Since they are re- 
peated in many different prophecies, it is not possible to treat 
them separately. Each of the paragraphs, therefore, may con- 
tain one or more of these precisions. 
General Events 

• Not a two-camp war, but a multi-sided war. 

• Not a war only, but a world-wide revolution as well. 

• Not simply a man-made holocaust, but also a God-sent 
chastisement, accompanied by cosmic disturbances. 

• To last about four years. 
Particular Events 

The whole world will be involved in the fighting. A unique 
feature is the internal disintegration of the Western democra- 
cies and the invasion of Western Europe by Arab forces. 

The roles of the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. are not clear in the 
beginning. The U.S.A. may be involved in the Far-East or at 
home or both. The U.S.S.R. may want to keep out of the fray 
at first, while abetting the Arab world, or may be involved in 
Siberia. 

Civil wars rage in Western Europe. The Church is perse- 
cuted; the Pope leaves Rome and dies in exile; an anti-pope is 
installed in Rome; the Catholic Church is split, leaderless and 
completely disorganized. Communism is victorious. The Mo- 
hammedans invade Europe and commit innumerable atroci- 
ties. 

In the West, however, Christians rally around an unex- 
pected leader, an army officer of royal blood, but their 
chances seem very slim. 

The natural disturbances begin: floods, droughts, famines. 

A comet approaches the earth: Whole mountains split open; 
huge tidal waves swallow up low-lying lands; stones fall from 



the sky; a deadly fog or gas poisons the atmosphere; a pro- 
longed darkness envelops the earth. Two-thirds or three- 
fourths of the human race is wiped out. 

The powers of evil are shattered. The Christian Prince leads 
his growing army to battle and wins victory upon victory. In 
West Germany he crushes a Germano-Russian Army. Com- 
munism collapses everywhere. The Mohammedans are thrown 
back to the sea. The war is carried to Africa and the Middle 
East, where the Arab Power is dealt a deadly blow. At this 
stage, if not earlier, U.S. troops come to the assistance of 
Western Europe. 

Russia and China are converted to Catholicism, as also the 
Mohammedans. All non-Catholics return to Mother Church. 
A holy Pope is elected; he shows great firmness; and he re- 
stores all the former disciplines in the Church. 

All the nations of Western Europe unite and form a new 
Roman Empire, and accept as their emperor the great Chris- 
tian Prince, chosen by God, who works hand-in-hand with the 
holy Pope. The triumph of the Catholic Church is universal. 

The whole world enjoys a period of complete peace and 
unprecedented prosperity in mutual love and respect among 
people and nations. 

This great peace will last until the coming of Antichrist. 



CATHOLIC PROPHECY 

THE COMING 
CHASTISEMENT 

by 
Yves Dupont 



And they did not understand 
Until the flood came and 
Swept them all away. 

(Matt. 24:39) 



TAN BOOKS AND PUBLISHERS, INC. 

P.O. Box 424 

Rockford, Illinois 61 105 



Copyright © 1970, 1973 by 
TAN Books and Publishers, Inc. 



ISBN: 0-89555-015-6 



Printed and bound in the United States of America. 



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Table of Contents 

Precisions on the Great Disaster 1 

Publisher's Preface 6 

About the Author 7 

Introduction 9 

Prophecies and Commentaries 13 

The Comet 83 

The End of the World 89 

Nostradamus 93 

The Present State of the Church 113 

Alphabetical Index 118 

Bibliographical Index 121 

Chronological Index 123 

Paragraph Index 124 



Publisher's Preface 



A number of reasons exist for publishing this volume of 
prophecies and commentaries. First of all, one hears much at 
the present time about our being in the Great Apostasy fore- 
told by St. Paul (2 Thes. 2:3). The author's research indicates 
this is most likely not the case. Secondly, one also hears much 
about our being in the time of Antichrist. The prophecies of 
this book, however, indicate that a number of events have yet 
to be fulfilled before his coming. (This is not to deny the time 
of Antichrist could indeed be close.) Thirdly, if future events 
develop according to these prophecies, it will be just one more 
proof the Catholic Church is the one, true Church of God. 
Fourthly, if these prophecies are true, then the world — each 
and every one of us — needs more than ever to repent, pray 
and do penance. So, this book is implicitly a call to spiritual 
warfare against the forces of hell let loose on earth. Fifthly, 
historic developments do in fact indicate we have already en- 
tered the period foretold by these prophecies. And finally, as 
the author mentions, there are many, many other prophecies 
which substantiate those in this book; thus, the number, con- 
tent, and reinforcement of these predictions is such to demand 
in justice, so to speak, that they be disseminated. For these 
prophecies help us to understand what is wrong with our world; 
it has rejected Christ and His divine counsels and has adopted 
instead erroneous human counsels suggested by the very 
enemies of Christ. And these prophecies help us knew what we 
can do about our times — pray and consecrate our lives to 
God, and prepare ourselves for the coming events. May this 
little volume reach and enlighten many people, and may it 
help fulfill the will of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the work of 
saving souls. 

Thomas A. Nelson 
1970 



About The Author 



Yves Dupont was born in 1922 at Paris, where he spent his 
childhood. He was educated at the College de Royan on the 
southwest coast of France north of Bordeaux. In early 1941, 
shortly after the outbreak of war, he joined the French Colonial 
Army in North Africa, where he became a practicing Catholic, 
and later fought alongside the American Army there, in Italy, 
and in France and Germany. During the bitter winter of 1944 
he received the Croix de Guerre in Alsace. After the War, he 
lived several years in Paris and then left France for Australia, 
where he currently lives with his wife of English birth and their 
four children. 

In 1938 at the age of 16, the author read his first book of 
prophecy; it predicted the death of Pope Pius XI for the spring 
of 1939. When this prediction came about, he decided to in- 
vestigate prophecy more thoroughly. Two years later, at the 
age of 1 8 and while still in school, he wrote a prophetical "sum- 
mary." That summary stated: "The war will soon break out. 
France will be defeated. The Nazis will pitch their tents on the 
banks of the River Loire." The master on duty that evening 
found him writing this, read it, and commented, "My young 
fellow, don't waste your time with such nonsense." "The French 
people," Mr. Dupont reminisces, "from the Prime Minister 
down to the school janitor, were supremely confident that the 
'powerful' French Army would dispose of Hitler within a few 
months if he were rash enough to go to war. But the war broke 
out six months later. After a few months of the 'phony' war 
(the war of skirmishes), the Nazis struck in May 1940, and 
the French Army was defeated in three weeks, completely 
destroyed in six. Not only did the Nazis reach the Loire, they 
even went farther down, to the Garonne. Four long years of 
occupation had begun." 

"After the War, I resumed my prophetical studies. By then, I 
was aware that prophecies have a far deeper significance than 
a mere listing of events to come. I could see too that the post- 
war political scene showed the same errors and faults which 



8 Catholic Prophecy 

had been responsible for the rise of Hitler." Les Derniers Jours 
des Derniers Temps (The Last Days of the Last Times), the 
author's first book on prophecy, was published in Paris in 1959, 
and the second one, a pro manuscripto book, in Belgium in 
1962. At Melbourne in 1962 he also began publishing World 
Trends, a Catholic quarterly of comment on events in the 
Church and in the political and social arenas (his popular 
article "Garabandal" has been republished from World Trends 
by TAN Books and Publishers). "My observations of the 
proceedings of Vatican II prompted me to express fears and 
misgivings for the future of the Church." Rereading those early 
issues of World Trends, one is profoundly impressed by the 
accuracy of Mr. Dupont's analyses at that time. Indeed, his 
prognostications of 1962 to 1965 are as fresh and vigorous 
today as they were then. At a time of "surface calm" in the 
Church, many of his readers were incredulous at his predictions 
of trouble and dissention soon to come. He believes the fears 
of that time have now been vindicated and the Church is split. 
He believes also that we are entering the period predicted by 
the prophecies in this book. 

In presenting the present volume, Mr. Dupont states that 
he has enough material for four such books. The response this 
one receives will determine his authoring others. 



INTRODUCTION 

Private and Public Prophecies 

Private revelations (i.e. apparitions and locutions with or 
without prophecies) are those which have been recorded 
since the days of Christ. Revelations which were recorded up 
to the days of Christ are known as public, biblical, or scrip- 
tural revelations. 

Private revelations do not belong to the deposit of faith 
and, as such, are not binding upon our faith. Nevertheless, it 
is an indisputable fact that Almighty God often speaks to His 
servants in an unmistakable manner. Many Catholic devotions 
are based solely on private revelations: the Rosary, the Sacred 
Heart, and the Scapular are cases in point. More recently, de- 
votion to Our Lady of Fatima was accepted and encouraged 
by the Church. There is ample evidence that revelations have 
taken place throughout the centuries right up to the present 
time, and it is likely that some are taking place at this very 
moment. 

The Importance of Prophecies 

Saint Paul said: "Aim at charity, yet strive after the spiritual 
gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. He who prophe- 
sies speaks to men for edification and encouragement and 
consolation. Now, J should like you all to speak in tongues, 
but still more to prophesy: for he who prophesies is greater 
than he who speaks in tongues." ( 1 Cor. 14: 1,3,5) 

Indeed, prophecies are for our edification: They cast a light 
on many problems; they warn us against errors; they prepare 
us for dangers to come; and they are a manifestation of the 
power of God. At the same time, they are an encouragement 
and a consolation. The current crisis in the Church and in the 
world was predicted long ago, but the final victory of the 
Christian forces is also predicted; this is an encouragement 
and a consolation. 



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The Reformation in the 16th century, the so-called Age of 
Enlightenment in the 18th, and the rise of democracy in the 
20th, were all predicted and called "deadly errors." The En- 
lightenment, as a matter of fact, was described as the begin- 
ning of an age of spiritual darkness; this is self-evident today. 
The rise of popular power (sometimes called "the Fourth Es- 
tate" in the prophecies) was defined as being against the 
natural order willed by God, and it was said that it would end 
in chaos, anarchy, and bloodshed. We are fast approaching 
that stage; there is now throughout the world a general revolt 
against authority that leaves little doubt as to the outcome. 

Thus, what the vast majority of people today regard as their 
most cherished values was denounced as errors. It is quite 
possible that many of us have been so influenced by modern 
ideas that we may find it difficult to accept what these prophe- 
cies say. But this is another question, for the prophecies do 
not ask for our assent; they simply warn us and describe 
events which, once they have come to pass, will force our 
assent. Yes, we are free to reject the prophecies, but we do not 
possess the right to do so. Freedom is not a right, it is a duty 
or, more accurately, it is a faculty of our make-up which im- 
plies a duty. We possess the faculty to choose between good 
and evil, between truth and error, between God and Satan — 
a privilege which the lower animals do not possess, but our 
duty is to choose God, truth, and goodness. The modern con- 
cept of freedom-is-a-right is a distortion of Catholic truth. 

The Basis of This Study 

I have studied several hundred of these prophecies over the 
last thirty years or so; I have written books about them. These 
books, in turn, have resulted in my getting into touch with 
people whom I would never have heard from otherwise. Thus, 
I came to receive the unpublished manuscripts of a saintly 
French priest who died shortly afterwards; these comprised 
well over 1,000 pages and contained unprocurable material of 
immense value together with a scholarly analysis of private 
prophecies. This holy man was a country priest. I can imagine 
him in his little village for many years on end spending every 
evening of his solitary life assembling and analyzing this 
unique monument of prophetical writings, one of the few 
typewritten copies of which he finally sent to me. 



Introduction 11 

The material 1 now possess is indeed monumental, and it 
would take many books to include it all. But this would not 
in any case be desirable, as many of these prophecies are re- 
petitive. This is so because God has multiplied His warnings 
throughout the centuries, in many different countries, to in- 
numerable people, in order that we might all know of the ter- 
rible events which are to take place in this, our apocalyptic 
age. 

It is on the basis of this material that I invite you to read 
this little book. 



PROPHECIES AND COMMENTARIES 



fl 1. Teresa Neumann (1936). "The furies of hell are now 
set loose. Divine punishment is inevitable." 
\ 2. St. Columba (6th century). "Hearken, hearken to what 
will happen in the latter days of the world! There will be great 
wars; unjust laws will be enacted; the Church will be de- 
spoiled of her property; people will read and write a great 
deal; but charity and humility will be laughed to scorn, and 
the common people will believe in false ideas." 
fl 3. Elizabeth Canori-Mora (19th century). "Woe to the 
religious who does not observe his rule! 1 say the same to the 
secular clergy and to all people in the world who give them- 
selves to a life of pleasure and who believe in the false 
maxims of modern ideas." 

\ 4. Berthe Petit (1943). "The human race will have to go 
through a great storm that will sharpen divisions among men 
and reduce their plans to ashes." 

fl 5. Brother Louis Rocco (19th century). "A Great King 
will arise after a period of terrible wars and persecutions." 
^[6. St. Methodius (4th century). "A day will come when 
the enemies of Christ will boast of having conquered the 
whole world. They will say: 'Christians cannot escape now!' 
But a Great King will arise to fight the enemies of God. He 
will defeat them, and peace will be given to the world, and 
the Church will be freed from her anxieties." 
fl 7. Pius IX (19th century). "There will be a great prodigy 
which will fill the world with awe. But this prodigy will be 
preceded by the triumph of a revolution during which the 
Church will go through ordeals that are beyond description." 
|| 8. Melanie Calvat (The Seeress of La Salette, 19th century) 
"After a frightful war a Great King will arise and his reign 
will be marked by a wonderful peace and a great religious 
revival." 

\ 9. St. Cataldus (5th century). "The Great King will wage 
war until the age of forty. He will assemble great armies, and 
hurl back the tyrants out of his empire." 



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U 10. Fr. Souffrand (19th century). "During the reign of the 
Great King, the noblest virtues will be practised throughout 
the world, and the land will yield abundant crops." 
1f 11. Rudolph Gekner (17th century). "A Great Prince of 
the North with a most powerful army will traverse all Europe, 
uproot all the republics, and defeat all the rebels. His sword 
moved by divine power will most valiantly defend the Church 
of Jesus Christ." 

Comment: These are but a few excerpts given to you as an 
introduction. Many more need to be read and carefully col- 
lated before the general outline of events can take form and 
before many seemingly indifferent phrases can assume a 
deeper significance. I did that job many years ago; so, I can, 
even now, add a few useful comments to the above passages. 

St. Columba's prophecy has already come to pass: We have 
had two world wars so far; unjust laws have been enacted in 
every country; the Church lost her property in 1870; the de- 
velopment of the printing press has caused people to read and 
write a great deal, something which was impossible for any- 
one but a saint to visualize in the 6th century; charity and 
humility are now scoffed at, and people believe in the false 
human messianism which arose during the Renaissance in in- 
tellectual quarters, and which has spread among the common 
people from the 18th Century onwards. But more of this 
later; we shall soon see what this false human messianism in- 
volves in practical terms. We shall see, also, how and why it 
must be regarded as the cause of the coming disaster. Thus, 
this little phrase jotted down as if in passing by St. Columba 
will assume a deeper significance. 

Elizabeth Canori-Mora, too, alludes to the "false maxims 
of modern ideas." Many other private prophecies do so and 
some in great detail; we shall see some of them. 

Berthe Petit announces the great disaster that will cause the 
almost total collapse of modern civilization. Br. Louis Rocco 
foretells the Great King who is to rule over Europe and ex- 
tend his moral influence throughout the whole world during 
the period of peace which will follow the great disaster. 

St. Methodius was one of the earliest prophets of the Chris- 
tian era to foresee the victory of Communism. He did not 
name Communism, but correlations with other prophecies will 
make this clear. Many other prophecies say that the victory of 



Paragraph 12 15 

Communism will seem so certain that they, the Communists, 
will throw up their caps and shout about their triumph. At 
that very moment a cosmic phenomenon will take place, and 
help the designs of the future King's small army (it is only 
later that his army will grow to be very large). This most 
Christian prince will reduce the Communists to a rabble. 

Pius IX alludes to the same episode, although in different 
terms: he sees the cosmic phenomenon that will follow the 
triumph of the Communist revolution. 

Melanie Calvat also foretells the rise of the Great King, the 
wonderful period of peace, and the religious revival which is 
to follow. So does St. Cataldus in the 5th century and, again, 
Fr. Souffrand in the 19th century. 

Rudolph Gekner confirms all the above predictions and 
adds that this King will "uproot all republics." Countless 
prophecies develop this point, saying that this King will herald 
a new social and political order in which authority will be 
hierarchical and descending, instead of popular and ascend- 
ing. This is an aspect of political philosophy to which we shall 
have occasion to return. 

j| 12. St. Malachy (12th century). "Ireland will suffer Eng- 
lish oppression for a week of centuries, but will preserve her 
fidelity to God and His Church. At the end of that time she 
will be delivered, and the English in turn must suffer severe 
chastisement. Ireland, however, will be instrumental in bring- 
ing back the English to the unity of Faith." 

Comment: The authenticity of older prophecies is sometimes 
open to question. The above has been challenged. On the 
other hand, many reliable authors regard it as genuine, and it 
is indeed a striking prophecy in many respects: In the 12th 
century, England had just begun the conquest of Ireland, but 
she was still Catholic. The persecutions did not start until the 
16th or 17th century. Despite these ferocious persecutions, 
Ireland preserved her Faith. The liberation has come in 
stages: World War I, independence within the British Empire; 
World War II, complete independence. Thus, Ireland was 
under British rule for seven centuries. It is likely that the 
severe chastisements which England will soon suffer, according 
to other prochecies, will be the prelude to her return to the 
Catholic Faith. 



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j[ 13. St. Thomas a'Becket (12th century). "A knight shall 
come from the West. He shall capture Milan, Lombardy, and 
the three Crowns. He shall then sail to Cyrprus and Fama- 
goste and land at Jaffa, and reach Christ's grave where he will 
fight. Wars and wonders shall befall till the people believe in 
Christ toward the end of the world." 

Comment: As it stands this prophecy is abstruse. However, 
it confirms what is known from more specific prophecies : The 
Knight is the great Christian King who will be chosen by God 
to destroy Communism and to whom the U.S.A. will lend its 
material power. He will fight first in France and in Germany, 
then in Italy, and he will liberate the Vatican ("Three 
Crowns" equals the Tiara). He will then sail to Palestine to 
restore Christianity there. Many prophecies confirm this, how- 
ever incredible it may now sound. 

jj 14. St. Hildegard (12th century). 'The time is coming 
when princes and peoples will reject the authority of the Pope. 
Some countries will prefer their own Church rulers to the 
Pope. The German Empire will be divided. Church property 
will be secularized. Priests will be persecuted. Toward the end 
of the world mankind will be purified through sufferings. This 
will be true especially of the clergy who will be robbed of all 
property." 

Comment: This prophecy is already partly fulfilled: many 
countries became protestant in the 16th century, and the Ger- 
man Empire was divided as a result. 

fl 15. St. Hildegard (Continuation). "A powerful wind will 
rise in the north carrying heavy fog and the densest of dust by 
divine command, and it will fill their throats and eyes so that 
they will cease their savagery and be stricken with a great 
fear. Before the comet comes, many nations, the good ex- 
cepted, will be scourged by want and famine. The great nation 
in the ocean that is inhabitated by people of different tribes and 
descent will be devastated by an [sic] earthquake, storm, and 
tidal wave. It will be divided and, in great part, submerged. 
That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea and lose 
its colonies. By its tremendous pressure the comet will force 
much out of the ocean and flood many countries, causing 



Paragraph 15 17 

much want and many plagues. All coastal cities will live in 
fear, and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and 
most living creatures will be killed, and even those who escape 
will die from horrible diseases. For in none of those cities 
does a person live according to the laws of God. 

"Peace will return to the world when the white flower again 
takes possession of the throne of France. During this period 
of peace, people will be forbidden to carry weapons, and iron 
will be used only for making agricultural implements and 
tools. Also during this period, the land will be very produc- 
tive, and many Jews, heathens, and heretics will join the 
Church." 

Comment: Many more prophecies mention wind of such 
velocity and fog and dust of such thickness that men will be 
forced to stop killing each other. This natural disaster will 
cause much loss of life and great destruction. After the failure 
of harvests, many people will starve to death, and their un- 
buried bodies will cause terrible epidemics. The nation of 
"many tribes" in the ocean does not seem to be America. In 
fact, another prophecy names England, a former great co- 
lonial power, which was also made up of many different tribes 
in the beginning. The "White Flower' 1 is the Lily, the symbol 
of French Monarchy. The Great King will rule over the 
whole of Western Europe. His will be the new Roman Empire 
at the end of which, according to many Fathers of the 
Church, will come the last persecutions of Antichrist. Al- 
though St. Hildegard was a German Saint, she mentions 
France in particular. Why? Because France, for better or for 
worse has always had a great influence on world affairs. 
France poisoned the whole world with the deadly doctrines of 
her 18th-century philosophers, Rousseau and Voltaire in par- 
ticular. The French Revolution marked the triumph of these 
philosophers' ideas, which took root first in America, then 
throughout Europe in the wake of Napoleon's victorious 
armies. From Europe, they spread throughout the world in 
the ensuing colonial period. The social and political institu- 
tions of the whole world — including Communism — are the 
logical development of those ideas. It is fitting, therefore, that 
the Counter-Revolution should start in France too. And, in- 
deed, it is in France that the Great King, according to all 
prophecies, will begin his work. 



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|f 16. Monk Adso (10th century). '"Some of our Teachers 
say that a King of the Franks will possess the entire Roman 
Empire. He will be the greatest and the last of all Monarchs. 
After having wisely governed his kingdom, he will go in the 
end to Jerusalem and will lay down his sceptre and his crown 
upon the Mount of Olives. Immediately afterwards, Antichrist 
will come." 

Comment: The Great King will be of Frankish descent, al- 
though his actual nationality is uncertain. Inter-marriage be- 
tween the various royal families of Europe makes it possible 
for virtually every prince to claim Frankish ancestry. 

It seems that he will travel twice to Jerusalem, once at the 
beginning of his reign to reassert the right of the Christians, 
and again at the end to fight Israel, which by then, will have 
grown powerful under the rising Antichrist. The mention of 
his laying down his sceptre and crown, coupled with that of 
Antichrist, seems to indicate that he will be defeated and 
killed by the Anti-Christians. This interpretation is confirmed 
by other prochecies. Thus will end the period of complete 
peace and prosperity which is to follow the coming disaster. 
And after this the End of the World, which is to mark the 
triumph of righteousness, and the reward of the elect will be 
quite close. 

|f 17. St. Edward (11th century). "The extreme corruption 
and wickedness of the English nation has provoked the just 
anger of God. When malice has reached the fullness of its 
measure, God will, in His wrath, send to the English people 
evil spirits who will punish and afflict them with severity by 
separating the green tree from its parent stem the length of 
three furlongs. But at last this same tree, through the com- 
passionate mercy of God and without any national assistance, 
shall return to its original root, reflourish, and bear abundant 
fruit. " 

Comment: Here again we see that the Anglican schism was 
predicted centuries before its actual occurrence. But St. Ed- 
ward, the King of the Anglo-Saxons, was off the mark con- 
cerning the duration of the schism — unless a furlong is not 
meant to be a century, or unless this prophecy was tampered 
with at some time in the past. This is not rare with older 



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prophecies; we are on much firmer ground with the many 
19th-century prophecies, which we also possess. It is to be 
noted, too, that there was no English nation as such in the 
11th Century, but only a kingdom of the Angles and Saxons. 
This discrepancy, however, may be due to a mis-transcription. 

|f 18. St. Malachy ( 12th century). (Following is a list of the 
last Popes according to a prophecy attributed to St. Malachy. 
Each Pope is designated by a short motto. Rejected as spuri- 
ous by some Catholic commentators (including Dr. Rumble 
of Sydney), this prophecy has been accepted by many other 
scholars as genuine. In any case, it has given fitting descrip- 
tions of every Pope since the 16th century, when it was dis- 
covered. The following are the last twelve mottoes: 
Crux de Cruce ("Cross from a Cross"). Pius IX, the Pope who 
had to bear the Cross of the Italian Revolution backed up by 
the House of Savoy, the Coat of Arms of which features a 
Cross. 

Lumen in Coelo ("Light in the Heaven"). Leo XII I, the Pope 
coming from the Pecci family whose coat of arms featured a 
comet. He was also a brilliant writer ('light") for the Church 
(heaven). 

Ignis Ardens ("Burning Fire"). St. Pius X. World War I 
("burning fire") broke out on the I 1th Anniversary of his 
election. He was also "on fire" with zeal and was canonized 40 
years after his death. 

Religio Depopulata ("Christendom depopulated"). Benedict 
XV, the Pope of World War I. 

Fides Intrepida ("Fearless Faith"). Pius XI, the Pope of the 
Propagation of the Faith. 

Pastor Angelicas ("Angelic Shepherd"). Pius XII, a Pope of 
unquestioned holiness. 

Pastor el Nauta ("Shepherd and Sailor"). John XXIII, mostly 
concerned with pastoral problems, this Pope came from Ven- 
ice, the Sailors' city. He also set the Church on a "new'' course 
with his aggiornamento. 

Flos Florwn ("Flow 7 er of Flowers"). Paul VI. Uncertain sig- 
nificance: the flower of flowers is the lily which the Pope's 
coat of arms is said to feature, but it may also mean martyr- 
dom. 

De Mediatate Lunae ("From the Midst of the Moon," often 
translated, "From the Half of the Moon"). The biblical sym- 



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bolism of the "moon" is "the worldly kingdom" or the "tem- 
poral order." This Pope may therefore be elected from the 
midst of cardinals who are mainly influenced by worldly ideas 
(social gospel, etc.), or he may be elected at a time when the 
forces of Satan (the "Prince of this World") have virtual con- 
trol of the entire earth via their secret government, possibly 
even influencing the papal election, so that an agent of the 
world antichrist government is elected Pope. Still another ex- 
planation is that he will be a bad Pope, himself influenced and 
dominated by worldly ideas, and thus do great havoc to the 
Church. Finally, this enigmatic formula may indicate that dur- 
ing his reign, the Moslem world (the crescent or "half moon") 
will gain ascendancy and possibly even attack Europe, as Monk 
Hilarion's prophecy, below, would indicate. 
De Lahore Soils ("Of the Labour of the Sun"). This is the 
same symbol as that of Apocalype 12: 1-5, of a woman clothed 
with the sun in labor to give birth to a son, who subsequently 
rules the earth with "a rod of iron." H. B. Kramer, interpret- 
ing the Apocalypse in his Book of Destiny, maintains this fig- 
ure represents a highly disputed papal election (dispute = 
labor; woman = Church; sun = the light of divine truth). 
De Gloria Olivae ("Of the Glory of the Olive Tree"). May 
refer to the glorious period of peace under the Great King 
(wherein the Church is consoled and succored as with the 
balm of the olive), but it may also refer to the rising power 
of Israel (the Olive). 

Petrus Romanus ("Peter the Roman"). The last Pope, whose 
name will probably be Peter II. This motto is accompanied 
by a description referring to the last persecutions and to the 
last judgment. 

|j 19. Monk Hilarion (15th century). "Before the Christian 
churches are reunited and renovated, God will send the Eagle 
who will travel to Rome and bring much happiness and good. 
The Holy Man will bring peace between the clergy and the 
Eagle, and his reign will last for four years. After his death 
God will send three men who are rich in wisdom and virtue. 
They will spread Christianity everywhere. There will be one 
flock, one shepherd, one faith, one law, one life, and one bap- 
tism throughout the world. 

"The people of the peninsula of Europe will suffer by need- 
less wars until the Holy Man comes. The Lion will come from 



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a high mountain in the enlightened nation. Then will the peo- 
ple of the half-moon of the tribe of Agar overrun many na- 
tions towards midnight and commit many atrocities. They will 
stay three years destroying everything. Yet, in the third year, 
will one of the unconquerable Eagles who reigns over the en- 
lightened nation between the Rhine and the North sea, with a 
great army meet them by the mouth of the River Rhine and, 
in a fearful battle, almost entirely annihilate them." 

Comment: This prophecy contains much symbolism and is 
anything but clear. A few details, however, stand out, and 
with correlations drawn from other prophecies, it is possible 
to suggest a tentative explanation: the Eagle, who is also often 
called the Lion, is the Great King, at first disliked by the 
Clergy, but who will be supported by the Pope. Of this Pope 
it is said elsewhere that he will be very holy (hence: "Holy 
Man"), yet very firm (will rule with u a rod of iron"). He 
will restore the former disciplines (apparently abolished by a 
previous Pope), and he will censure the bishops who refuse to 
submit to his rule. It is under his leadership that the Church 
will be reborn. He will reign only four years, and three more 
Popes are to follow him. Then, the scriptural prophecy "one 
flock, one pope, one faith" will be fulfilled. 

Before the reign of the Holy Man, however, Europe — and 
Italy in particular — will suffer greatly through wars. The 
Mohammedans will take advantage of the complete anarchy 
in Europe and invade the land (a great many prophecies say 
so). But they will eventually be thrown back into the sea by 
the Great King who comes from the Ardennes, in Belgium 
(The Ardennes is the cradle of the Capetian Royal family). 
|f 20.1 Old English Prophecy (On a tombstone at the Kirby 
cemetery, Essex). 

When pictures look alive, with movements free, 

(T.V. and movies) 
When ships like fish swim beneath the sea, 

(Submarines) 
When men outstripping birds can soar the sky, 

(Jets and rockets) 
Then half the world deep drenched in blood shall die. 



|f 20.2 



In Germany begins a dance, 



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Which passeth through Italy, Spain and France. 
But England shall pay the piper. 

(A 20th-century German prophecy says exactly the same 

thing: strife will start in Germany, spread to Italy, France 

and Spain, but England will suffer most.) 

fl20.3 

When Our Lady shall lie on Our Lord's lap, 
Then England will meet with a strange mishap. 

(This seems to refer to a Feast of Our Lady occurring be- 
tween two Feasts of Our Lord, perhaps a Feast of Mary on 
Easter Saturday by opposition to Good Friday when Our Lord 
rested on Mary's lap after the Crucifixion) 

|f 21. St. Pius X (20th century). "I saw one of my succes- 
sors taking to flight over the bodies of his brethren. He will 
take refuge in disguise somewhere; and after a short retire- 
ment he will die a cruel death. The present wickedness of the 
world is only the beginning of the sorrows which must take 
place before the end of the world." 

|f 22. Pius XII (20th century). u We believe that the pres- 
ent hour is a dread phase of the events foretold by Christ. It 
seems that darkness is about to fall on the world. Humanity is 
in the grip of a supreme crisis." 

Comment: After quoting St. Pius X and Pius XII, however, 
it is of some interest to contrast what John XXIII said at the 
opening of the Second Council of the Vatican: 

"We feel we must disagree with those prophets of gloom, 
who are always forecasting disaster, as though the end of the 
world was at hand. 

'in the present order of things, Divine Providence is lead- 
ing us to a new order of human relations which, by men's own 
efforts and even beyond their very expectations, are directed 
towards the fulfilment of God's superior and inscrutable de- 
signs. And everything, even human differences, leads to the 
greater good of the Church." 

Comment: On the strength of this declaration we cannot but 
observe that John XXIII disagreed with St. Pius X and Pius 
XII, as well as with all the holy souls who have been granted 



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private revelations. Further, we are now to believe that men's 
efforts will, automatically so to speak, bring about the fulfil- 
ment of God's designs, even though men's efforts today are 
not conspicuously directed to the greater glory of God. I can- 
not help recalling one of the pet theses of Teilhard de Chardin 
(whose books were condemned by the Holy Office) which 
equated human progress (technological or otherwise) with 
spiritual development. The last sentence of the above passage 
further aggravates this piece of Teilhardian humanism by 
claiming that even differences lead to the greater good of the 
Church. May I suggest that since 1962, when this address was 
given, the growing differences within the Catholic Church do 
not appear to have done a lot of good! Karl Marx, to be sure, 
taught that conflicts and differences always work for the good 
of the cause concerned, but we were not quite prepared to 
hear this from the mouth of a Pope. In justice to good Pope 
John, however, I must add that this opening address was 
written for him by the then Cardinal Montini. 

Let us go back to the safer ground of our prophecies. As 
you will see in due course, many tell us that men's present 
efforts will lead the world to chaos and destruction. Biblical 
prophecies, too, warn us that the end will be close when men 
worship the work of their own hands — which is precisely the 
case today when machines and motor-cars are more important 
than children, when higher production targets are boldly pro- 
moted along with abortion laws. 

|| 23. Bishop Christianos Ageda ( 12th century). "In the 20th 
century there will be wars and fury which will last a long 
time; whole provinces shall be emptied of their inhabitants, 
and kingdoms shall be thrown into confusion. In many places 
the land shall be left untilled, and there shall be great slaugh- 
ters of the upper class. The right hand of the world shall fear 
the left, and the north shall prevail over the south/' 
jj 24. St. John of the Cleft Rock (14th century). "It is said 
that twenty centuries after the Incarnation of the Word, the 
Beast in its turn shall become man. About the year 2000 
A.D., Antichrist will reveal himself to the world." 
1f 25. Sister Bouquillion (19th century). "The beginning of 
the end shall not come in the 19th century, but in the 20th 
for sure." 
|j 26. Old Saxon Prophecy. "The seven-headed city, now 



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more admirable than Jerusalem, shall be a place more deso- 
late than Jerusalem. The Dog shall enter Germany but shall 
afterwards forsake his master and choose for himself a new 
man, whereby Scripture shall be fulfilled. This Dog shall sig- 
nify the Turk which shall forsake his Mohammed and choose 
unto him the name Christian, which is a sign the day of doom 
is at hand, when all the earth is subject unto God, or that all 
people acknowledge one only God. The Fleur-de-Lys (lily) 
and France shall live long at variance, but at last agree. Then 
shall the clear Word spring forth and flourish throughout the 
world. 

"But after all these things the end of the world shall ap- 
proach, and there shall be heavy and pitiful days." 
Comment: The seven-headed city is probably Rome (septi- 
colis — seven hills). Other prophecies predict that it will be 
looted and destroyed by the Mohammedans, who will go as 
far as Germany where, as we have seen, they will be defeated 
by the Great King. The King will cross the seas and carry the 
war into Arab lands, which will eventually bring about the 
conversion of the Mohammedans. France will be without a 
monarchy for a long time, but it will be finally restored and, 
as a result, French thinkers will spread words of truth and 
wisdom (instead of errors and follies). All these things will 
take place during the reign of the Great European and Chris- 
tian King, shortly before the coming of Antichrist and the end 
of the world (See previous prophecies in this respect). 
|| 27. Old German Prophecy. "When the world becomes god- 
less, revolutions will break out against kings. Fathers will fight 
their sons, and the sons their fathers. The doctrine will be per- 
verted, and they will try to overthrow the Catholic Church. 
Men will be pleasure-loving. A terrible war will find the North 
fighting the South. The South will be led by a Prince wearing 
a white coat with a cross on the front; he will be lame afoot. 
He will gather his forces at Bremen for Mass. Then he will 
lead them into battle beyond Woerl near the birch-tree coun- 
try (Westphalia). After a terrible battle at a brook running 
eastwards near Berdberg and Sondern, the South will be vic- 
torious. 

Comment: This prophecy does not contradict Bishop Age- 
da's quoted earlier. For the North will be victorious at first 
(See St. Methodius and Pius IX above). Note, too, the pre- 



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diction about the perversion of doctrine in the Catholic 
Church, which is the case today, especially since the intro- 
duction of the New Order of the Mass (Novus Ordo Missae) 
which has given official status to earlier anti-Catholic trends. 
Again, the overthrow of the Catholic Church has now become 
a very real threat with the existence of IDO-C to which many 
priests belong. 

This prophecy mentions also the Prince who will be "lame 
afoot." He is none other than the Great King to-be. His lame- 
ness is also referred to by Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich in 
a 19th-century prophecy which we shall see later. This Prince, 
or King, whose arrival is foretold in a large number of 
prophecies, will engage the enemy although his forces will be 
greatly outnumbered. He will first take his troops to Mass 
and, with the help of God, he will throw back the enemy. The 
battle described above is that of the "Birch-tree," well known 
by all students of private prophecies and described in many 
prophecies. It will be fought mainly against Russian and East 
German troops. The King's troops will be mainly made up of 
Spanish, Italian, Austrian and French soldiers. All these pre- 
cisions may well seem incredible, but that is what the prophe- 
cies say. The reader may not believe it all (but, please, spare 
me the disgrace of thinking that I am making up stories, for 
I am only relating what I have read). 

The American reader may wonder why American troops 
have nowhere been mentioned so far. Indeed, except for a 
few prophecies mentioning rather vaguely some overseas sol- 
diers who may or may not be Americans, the presence of the 
U.S.A. in Western Europe is nowhere clearly indicated in the 
hagiographical prophecies that I know of. There is some rea- 
son to believe that the U.S.A. will have its hands full in the 
Far-East, and will also have to deal with serious civil strife at 
home. This may explain why the U.S.A. will not intervene in 
Western Europe at the beginning. It must also be borne in 
mind that the coming disaster (which I purposely do not call 
World War III) is not likely to start with a conventional 
foreign invasion, but rather internally through civil war and 
revolution. In this case, American intervention would be very 
unlikely indeed. 

Of all the prophecies that I know, there is only one which 
refers clearly enough to the U.S.A., and it is a non-hagio- 
graphical prophecy. In one particular passage, this 16th-cen- 



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tury prophecy goes as far as naming the U.S.A. — "Amer- 
ich." However, I shall not quote that passage because, apart 
from the word "Americh" (pronounced "Amerik"), it is quite 
unintelligible. But 1 shall quote others which, in my opinion, 
make it clear that the U.S.A. will intervene in the latter half 
of the Great Disaster which, by then, will have developed into 
a war properly so-called. 

Now, one reason I do not call the Great Disaster ''World 
War III" is that (as said before) it will not start as a war, but 
rather as civil disturbance and revolution throughout West- 
ern Europe. It may be triggered by a limited military inter- 
vention (such as East Germany's taking over West Berlin) 
but it will go no further. My main reason, however, for not 
calling the Great Disaster ''World War III" is the knowledge 
that the appalling loss of life throughout the world will be 
caused, not by human weapons, including nuclear ones, but 
by natural disturbances of unprecedented severity. But more 
of this later. 

fl 28. Magdeburg Chronicle. "Of the blood of the Emperor 
Charles the Great and of the Kings of France shall arise an 
Emperor named Charles, who shall rule in Europe, by whom 
the decayed Estate of the Church shall be reformed and the 
ancient glory of the Empire restored." 

Comment: The Bible says that we do not know "either the 
hour or the day" when Christ will come again. Christ, how- 
ever, gave us a number of indications in order to enable us to 
determine the approximate period. The Fathers and the Doc- 
tors of the Church wrote at length on these proximate signs. 
The return of the Jews to their land is one of them. The end 
of the Roman Empire is another. Thus, all those private 
prophecies which announce the restoration of the Empire, to 
be followed by Antichrist, are elaborating on, but adding 
nothing new to the general outline of events recorded in the 
Bible. 

U 29. Abbot Joachin Merlin (13th century). "After many 
long sufferings endured by Christians, and after too great an 
effusion of innocent blood, the Lord shall give peace and 
happiness to the desolated nations. A remarkable Pope will be 
seated on the pontifical Throne under the special protection of 



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the Angels. Holy and full of gentleness, he shall undo all 
wrong; he shall recover the Estate of the Church, and reunite 
the exiled temporal powers. He shall be revered by everybody, 
and shall recover the Kingdom of Jerusalem. He shall reunite 
the Eastern and the Western Churches. The sanctity of this 
beneficent Pontiff will be so great that the highest potentates 
shall bow down in his presence. All men will return to the 
primitive Church, and there shall be only one Pastor, one 
Law, one Master — humble, modest, and fearing God. 

"Before being firmly and solidly established in the Holy 
See, however, there will be countless wars and violent con- 
flicts during which the sacred Throne will be shaken. But 
through the favour of divine mercy, moved by the prayers of 
the faithful, everything will succeed so well that they shall be 
able to sing hymns of thanksgiving to the glory of the Lord. 
In order to obtain these happy results, having need of a pow- 
erful temporal assistance, the Holy Pontiff will ask for the 
collaboration of the generous Monarch of France." 

Comment: All this talk about Kings, Thrones and Kingdoms 
may well seem so hopelessly out-of-date that the reader may 
be tempted to dismiss all these prophecies as rank nonsense. I 
am well aware of this; we have all been brought up in the be- 
lief that popular forms of government mean progress, and 
that democracy and progress are inseparable. Under those 
premises, therefore, a return to non-popular forms of govern- 
ment, it is thought, must needs mean a return to the Dark 
Ages. But we should not be too optimistic in our assessment 
of the modern world. The history of past civilization shows 
that governments have been in the main non-popular, and no 
one will deny that some of the extinct civilizations reached 
very high standards indeed. Reviewing past civilizations in a 
previous book which I published in the French language, I 
gave evidence that these periods enjoyed comparative stability. 
Wars, there were, of course, but these wars did not involve 
the whole nation and the whole people as they now do, but 
only the regular armies of professional soldiers. In point of 
fact, it was Napoleon I who first introduced compulsory con- 
scription on a large scale, thus forcing other European na- 
tions to follow suit. Therefore, the myth of "popular sover- 
eignty" soon gave rise to the very real curse of popular 
involvement in warfare. History further shows that periods of 



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popular governments were also periods of decay and de- 
generacy and that they brought to an end, in chaos and 
anarchy, the brilliant civilizations I have just referred to. 
These are lessons we should not forget; and, if we do not for- 
get them, it might help us to re-assess the worth of the teach- 
ings imparted to us in our school-days regarding modern 
"progress" — teachings which followed the guidelines of a 
certain Judeo-Masonic philosophy. 

Now, the point I should like to stress is this: the coming 
disaster will be of such magnitude that our whole civilization 
would be destroyed were it not for the presence of the 
Church. It is the Church that will save civilization. And the 
totality of the errors of our modern age will be exposed and 
rejected by those who survive. This explains the sudden return 
to non-popular forms of government. 

fl 30. John of Vatiguerro (13th century). "Spoliation, pillag- 
ing, and devastation of that most famous city which is the 
capital and mistress of France will take place when the 
church and the world are grievously troubled. The Pope will 
change his residence and the Church will not be defended for 
twenty-five months or more because, during all that time, 
there will be no Pope in Rome, no emperor and no ruler in 
France. But, after this, a young captive prince shall recover 
the Crown of the Lilies and shall extend his dominions all 
over the world. 

"After many tribulations, a Pope shall be elected out of 
those who survived the persecutions. By his sanctity he will 
reform the clergy, and the whole world shall venerate the 
Church for her sanctity, virtue, and perfection." 

Comment: This is the first of many references to the de- 
struction of Paris, to take place when the Church and the 
world are in deep ferment. This is also the first of many ref- 
erences to the Pope's exile and vacancy of the Holy See. 
France will be in the throes of a murderous civil war, but she 
will be saved by the Prince — the Great King to-be. 

A word of caution here: although the Prince will be 
crowned King of France, and although he will "extend his 
dominions all over the world," this must not be understood as 
meaning that France will conquer the whole world — for two 
different reasons: first, because this King will also be crowned 



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King of other European countries (he may, but need not be 
French). He will be, in fact, Emperor of Europe, and it is as 
such that he will extend his dominions all over the world 
Second, because "all over the world" does not mean "over the 
whole world." It would be extravagant to assume that the 
European Emperor would want to dominate the whole white 
race in Europe, Africa, America and Australia. It would mean 
that he will dominate and guide various primitive nations in 
certain parts of the world and exert strong influence upon the 
others. 

|f 31. John of the Cleft Rock ( 14th century). 'Towards the 
end of the world, tyrants and hostile mobs will rob the 
Church and the clergy of all their possessions and will afflict 
and martyr them. Those who heap the most abuse upon them 
will be held in high esteem. 

'The clergy cannot escape these persecutions, but, because 
of them, all the servants of the Church will be forced to lead 
an apostolic life. 

"At that time, the Pope with his cardinals will have to flee 
Rome in tragic circumstances to a place where they will be 
unknown. The Pope will die a cruel death in his exile. The 
sufferings of the Church will be much greater than at any 
previous time in her history. But God will raise a holy Pope, 
and the Angels will rejoice. Enlightened by God, this man 
will rebuild almost the whole world through his holiness. He 
will lead everyone to the true Faith. Everywhere, the fear of 
God, virtue, and good morals will prevail. He will lead all 
erring sheep back to the fold, and there shall be one faith, one 
law, one rule of life, and one baptism on earth. All men will 
love each other and do good, and all quarrels and wars will 
cease." 

|f 32. St. Vincent Ferrer (15th century). ''Armies from the 
West, East, and North will fight together in Italy, and the 
Eagle shall capture the false king, and all things shall be made 
obedient unto him, and there shall be a new reformation in 
the world. 

Tn the days of peace that are to come after the desolation 
of revolutions and wars — before the end of the world — 
Christians will become so lax in their religion that they will 
refuse the sacrament of Confirmation, saying that it is un- 



30 Catholic Prophecy 

necessary. And when the false prophet, the precursor of Anti- 
christ, comes, all who are not confirmed will apostatize, while 
those who are confirmed will stand fast in their faith, and 
only a few will renounce Christ." 

Comment: From a complete study of prophecies it is almost 
certain that there will be two distinct periods of wars: one to 
come soon, which will be followed by a period of peace and 
prosperity; and another to follow the period of peace, and 
which will be that of Antichrist. The latter period will in turn 
be followed by the triumph of the Church and by another 
period of peace of unknown duration. The Gospel, too, seems 
to confirm that there will be two different periods: the begin- 
ning of the end, and the end proper, with an intervening 
respite. 

|f 33. Nicholas of Fluh ( 15th century). k The Church will be 
punished because the majority of her members, high and low, 
will become so perverted. The Church will sink deeper and 
deeper until she will at last seem to be extinguished, and the 
succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. 
But, after this, she will be victoriously exalted in the sight of 
all doubters." 

Comment: According to many prophecies, the Church will 
be without a Pope for some time, and most of the hierarchy 
will have been martyred. It will seem that the Church has 
been destroyed. But she will miraculously rise again and be 
more powerful than ever. 

The perversion alluded to in the opening sentence of the 
above passage (as I said six years ago in World Trends) 
seems to be the perversion of the mind — an intellectual per- 
version, that of humanism and secularism which is influencing 
much of the thinking in the Church of today. I gave evidence 
of this by quoting the very words of the Council Fathers 
while the Council was still in session, but I added that the 
possibility of a moral perversion was hardly to be considered. 
This was six years ago, however, and the same cannot be said 
in 1970. Moral perversion now exists within the Church, and 
this is not surprising since the philosophical concepts of one's 
intellect are bound to be reflected sooner or later in one's pat- 
terns of behaviour. Apart from the many priests who have 



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sought dispensations before getting married, many others in 
Europe and America have felt that dispensations were not 
necessary after all. They felt in conscience — so they said — 
that the dispensation existed in the very circumstances of their 
lives, and since they were "adult and responsible," it was quite 
superfluous for them to seek a humiliating formal dispensa- 
tion from Rome's "autocratic" power. More recently, a news 
item picked up in a Belgian newspaper reported that one of 
the "prophets" of the new wave, the author of many theologi- 
cal best-sellers, had been convicted of offensive behaviour for 
sunbathing nude in the sand dunes of his native country. A 
fine example for a priest to give! 

1f 34. Telesphorus of Cozensa (16th century). "A powerful 
French Monarch and French Pope will regain the Holy Land 
after terrible wars in Europe. They will convert the world and 
bring universal peace. They will overcome the German ruler." 

Comment: This is a repeat, or confirmation, of what we 
have already seen in previous prophecies. The identity of the 
German ruler, however, is not clear at this stage. One point 
worthy of note is the absence of references to a general inva- 
sion of Western Europe by Soviet Russia. On the other hand, 
many prophecies lay stress on the chaos and anarchy that will 
prevail in every country. We can only infer that Communism 
will triumph from within. At the same time, however, a revo- 
lution in Russia will shake the foundations of the Communist 
regime there. Another possibility is that Soviet Russia will be 
so involved in an Asian conflict that it will be unable to inter- 
fere with Western Europe. 

|[ 35. David Poreaus (17th century). "The Great Monarch 
will be of French descent, large forehead, large dark eyes, 
light brown wavy hair and an eagle nose. He will crush the 
enemies of the Pope and will conquer the East." 

Comment: As said before, the great king will be of French 
descent, but not necessarily French in the narrow sense. Other 
prophecies mention his having German and Austrian blood as 
well. One thing seems certain; France will be the cradle of the 
counter-revolution, as it was the cradle of the revolution in 
the 18th century. 



32 Catholic Prophecy 

jj 36. Fr. Balthassar Mas ( 17th century). "I saw a land swal- 
lowed up by the sea and covered with water. But, afterwards, 
I saw that the sea receded little by little and the land could be 
seen again. The tops of the towers in the city rose again above 
the water and appeared more beautiful than before, and I was 
told that this land was England." 

Comment: I think this prophecy must be correlated with 
that of St. Hildegard, quoted earlier. There exist one or two 
more mentioning the low-lying lands of England being de- 
stroyed by a tidal wave. Many of the capital cities of the 
world will be destroyed during the coming upheaval, and the 
destruction seems to have some relationship with the role of 
each of these cities; thus, London will be destroyed by the sea 
(England used to rule the seas), Paris by fire (France spread 
the fire of her false political doctrines throughout the whole 
world), Rome by an earthquake (the "Rock" of Peter has 
been split by Paul VI himself). 

ff 37. St. Margaret Mary ( 17th century). "I understand that 
the devotion of the Sacred Heart is a last effort of His Love 
towards the Christians of these latter days, by offering to them 
an object and means so calculated to persuade them to love 
Him." 

Comment: Salvation is in the Sacred Heart, not in some 
pragmatic ''updating," and not in some humanistic rewording 
of the Holy Mass. Recently, a priest wrote in a Catholic paper: 
"Our people do not go much to Benediction these Jays; devo- 
tion, generally, is decreasing." And a few lines below, he went 
on to say: "People are becoming more and more social; they 
increasingly realize the necessity of living in the modern 
world . . ." The context of this article made it obvious that 
the parallel was not intentional, but the relation of cause and 
effect is inescapable: the world seems more important than the 
Eucharist. This is surely not the way to salvation. As a matter 
of fact, it is quite untrue to say that the Catholic people as a 
whole are becoming "more social" in the sense understood by 
this priest. We are all aware, of course, that interdependence 
is increasing, and that we are living in the modern world, but 
this is no justification for the frantic efforts of the Progres- 
sives to make us live like the modern world; still less for the 



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unpardonable sacrilege of making the Mass a sort of social 
gathering. The agitation for a reform of the Mass did not 
come from the Catholic people; it came from a handful of 
intellectuals obsessed with Teilhardian concepts. One clear re- 
sult, however, is the decline in devotional practices in general, 
and in the devotion of the Sacred Heart in particular. 

|f 38. Bl. Mary of Agreda ( 1 7th century) . "It was revealed to 
me that through the intercession of the Mother of God all 
heresies will disappear. The victory over heresies has been re- 
served by Christ for His Blessed Mother. In the latter days, 
the Lord will in a special manner spread the renown of His 
Mother. Mary began salvation, and by her intercession it will 
be completed. Before the second coming of Christ, Mary, 
more than ever, must shine in mercy, might, and grace in 
order to bring unbelievers into the Catholic faith. The power 
of Mary in the latter days will be very conspicuous. Mary will 
extend the reign of Christ over the heathens and the Moham- 
medans, and it will be a time of great joy when Mary is en- 
throned as Mistress and Queen of Hearts. 

"An unusual chastisement of the human race will take place 
towards the end of the world/' 

Comment: Many prophecies speak of the special role of 
Mary in the latter days. Her mercy, power, and grace have 
indeed been shining with increasing intensity since 1830 in 
many apparitions: Rue du Bac, La Salette, Lourdes, Pontmain, 
Knock, Fatima, Banneux, Beauraing, Heede, Marienfried, 
Garabandal, San Domiano, etc. In spite of this, the Council 
Fathers deemed it "inopportune" to proclaim Mary as Media- 
trix and Co-Redemptrix. 

If 39. St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Mont fort (18th century) 
"The power of Mary over all devils will be particularly out- 
standing in the last period of time. She will extend the King- 
dom of Christ over the idolaters and Moslems, and there will 
come a glorious era when Mary is the Ruler and Queen of 
Hearts." 

Comment: Here again we have confirmation that the Mo- 
hammedans will be converted. This will take place under the 
reign of the Great King (see previous prophecies), after the 
invasion of Western Europe and the Arabs' defeat at the 



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hands of the Great Christian King. The following prophecy 
says the same thing again. 

|f 40. Capuchin Friar ( 1 8th century) . "All priests, both secu- 
lar and regular, shall be stripped of their possessions and of 
every kind of property. They will have to beg from lay people 
their food and everything necessary for their support and for 
the worship of God. 

"The Pope shall die during these calamities, and the Church 
will be reduced to the most painful anarchy as a result. Much 
human blood will be shed in Italy; many cities, towns and 
castles shall be brought to ruins, causing the death of many 
thousands of people. By the Catholic clergy and people the 
true and lawful Pope will be elected who shall be a man of 
great holiness and goodness of life. 

"A scion of the Carolingian race, by all considered extinct, 
will come to Rome and behold and admire the piety and clem- 
ency of this Pontiff, who will crown him, and declare him to 
be the legitimate Emperor of the Romans. He shall destroy 
the Ottoman Empire and all heresies. With the assistance of 
God and of the Pope, he will cooperate in the reformation of 
abuses; he will assume the direction of temporal governments; 
he will assign a decent pension to the Pope and also the 
bishops and clergy. And they all will live in peace which shall 
last till the End of Time." 

Comment: Just one remark here: the death of the Pope will 
bring about a schism and an anti-pope. The reference to the 
"true and lawful Pope" in itself justifies this interpretation, but 
other prophecies are quite explicit about the election of an 
anti-pope. 

|f 41. Bernhardt Rembordt (18th century). "Cologne will be 
the site of a terrible battle. Many foreigners will be slaughtered 
there; both men and women will fight for their Faith. It will 
be impossible to prevent this horrible devastation. People will 
wade up to their ankles in blood. At last, a foreign King will 
appear and win a victory for the cause of the righteous. The 
remaining enemy will retreat to the Birchtree country. There, 
the last battle will be fought for the just cause. 

"At that time France will be divided. The German Empire 
will choose a simple man as the Emperor, who will rule for a 



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short time. His successor will be the man for whom the world 
has longed. He will be called a ''Roman Emperor," and he will 
give peace to the world. A good and happy era will follow. 
God will be praised on earth, and war will be no more." 

Comment: A number of prophecies mention a great battle in 
the Birchtree country, which is probably in Westphalia. It 
will be the determining battle between the Christian forces 
under the Great King and the last armies of the Communist 
block. This prophecy must be correlated with that of Tele- 
sphorus of Cozensa, which referred to a ''German Ruler" who 
will precede the Great King. All these prophecies confirm and 
complete each other. 

j| 42. Elizabeth Canori-Mora (19th century). "Countless le- 
gions of demons shall overrun the earth — the instrument of 
divine justice — and causing [sic] terrible calamities and dis- 
asters. Nothing on earth shall be spared. After the frightful 
punishment I saw a great light appear upon the earth which 
was the sign of reconciliation of God with men. All men shall 
become Catholics, and they shall acknowledge the Pope as 
Vicar of Jesus Christ." 

Comment: There exist a few other prophecies announcing 
the unchaining of demons in the second part of the 20th cen- 
tury. Elizabeth Canori-Mora did not indicate the period, but 
Anne Catherine Emmerich did. Demons are now roaming the 
earth, and this accounts for the aberrations to be found even 
within the Church. The modern world is completely corrupt 
— intellectually, philosophically and morally. Technology and 
Democracy were supposed to bring about happiness on earth, 
but it has brought about such misery that people everywhere 
are taking to liquor and drugs. Moral corruption is such that 
its presence is now to be seen — and tolerated — even within 
the walls of a church; priests now give communion to half- 
naked girls as a matter of course. The chastisement is inevitable. 

In this vein read the following. It was said by Bishop Fulton 
Sheen long before he took over the See of Rochester, which 
seems to have brought about a complete change in his thinking, 
but at that time he often had truly prophetic insights: 

"Wild and gloomy times? Small wonder that people are 
shaken and confused! The signs are everywhere. The signs of 



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our times point to a struggle between absolutes. We may ex- 
pect the future to be a time of trials and catastrophes for two 
reasons: firstly, to stop disintegration. . . Revolution, disinte- 
gration, chaos must be reminders that our thinking has been 
wrong, our dreams have been unholy. The second reason why 
a crisis must come is in order to prevent a false identification 
of the Church and the World. Our Lord intended that His fol- 
lowers should be different in spirit from those who were not 
His followers. . . But, though this is the divine intent, it is 
unfortunately true that the line of demarcation is often blotted 
out. Mediocrity and compromise characterize the lives of 
many Christians. . . There is no longer the conflict which is 
supposed to characterize us. We are influencing the world less 
than the world is influencing us. Since the amalgamation of 
the Christian and pagan spirit has set in, since the gold is 
married with an alloy, the entirety must be thrown into the 
furnace so that the dross may be burnt away." 

j| 43. St. Anthony of the Desert (4th century) [Disquisition 
CXIV]. "Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They 
will say that if they had lived in our day, Faith would be 
simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are 
complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made 
meaningful to the day's problems. When the Church and the 
World are one, then those days are at hand. Because our Di- 
vine Master placed a barrier between His things and the 
things of the world." (Quoted in Voice of Fatima, January 23, 
1968). 

Comment: Most prophecies quoted in this book are transla- 
tions from other languages, viz., Latin, French, German, 
Italian, and other languages, as the case may be. Old prophe- 
cies like the one quoted above are translated from the Latin. 
Obviously, the choice of suitable words for rendering the origi- 
nal is a matter for the translator to decide. However, in this 
case, the words "up to date" and "meaningful" are a little sur- 
prising because they are precisely the words used by today's 
Progressives to justify their reckless innovations. If the render- 
ing is absolutely correct, then St. Anthony was remarkably 
perspicacious. 

1J44.1 The Ecstatic of Tours (Her name is not known. She 



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was a nun living in Tours, in France. In the year 1882, using 
a nom-de-plume, her spiritual director published her revela- 
tions in a book called La Veille de la Victoire clu Christ (On 
the Eve of the Victory of Christ). The following excerpts come 
from the prophecies made in 1872 and 1873.) 
|f 44.2 "Before the war breaks out again, food will be scarce 
and expensive. There will be little work for the workers, and 
fathers will hear their children crying for food. There will be 
earthquakes and signs in the sun. Towards the end darkness 
will cover the earth. 

|f 44.3 "When everyone believes that peace is assured, when 
everyone least expects it, the great happenings will begin. 
Revolution will break out in Italy almost at the same time as 
in France. For some time, the Church will be without a Pope. 
England, too, will have much to suffer. 

|f 44.4 "The revolution will spread to every French town. 
Wholesale slaughter will take place. This revolution will last 
only a few months but it will be frightful; blood will flow 
everywhere because the malice of the wicked will reach its 
highest pitch. Victims will be innumerable. Paris will look like 
a slaughter-house. Persecutions against the Church will be 
even greater, but it will not last long. All churches will be 
closed, but only for a very short time in those towns where 
disturbances are least. Priests will have to go into hiding. The 
wicked will try to obliterate everything religious, but they will 
not have enough time. 

|f 44.5 "Many bishops and priests will be put to death. The 
Archbishop of Paris will be murdered. Many other priests, in 
Paris, will have their throats cut because they will not have 
time to find a hiding place. 

|f 44.6 "The wicked will be the masters for one year and a 
few months. In those days, France will receive no human as- 
sistance. She will be alone and helpless. At this juncture, the 
French people will turn back to God and implore the Sacred 
Heart of Jesus and Mary Immaculate. They will at last con- 
fess that He alone can restore peace and happiness. 
|f 44.7 "The French people will ask for the good King, he 
who was chosen by God. He will come, this saviour whom 
God has spared for France, this King who is not wanted now 
because he is dear to God's Heart. He will ascend to the 
throne; he will free the Church and reassert the Pope's rights. 
|f 44.8 "The Council will meet again after the victory. But, 



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this time, men will be obliged to obey; There will be only one 
flock and one shepherd. All men will acknowledge the Pope 
as the Universal Father, the King of all peoples. Thus man- 
kind will be regenerated." 

Comment: Australian and American readers may wonder 
what the relevance of this prophecy is to their parts of the 
world. Here is my answer: whereas it is not possible to assert 
that the same sequence of events will affect Australia and 
America, there is no doubt that what is happening in Europe 
will have far-reaching repercussions throughout the world; 
European affairs have always done so. Moreover, although 
most prophecies originate from European countries and de- 
scribe events in those countries, there are some which make it 
clear that the whole world will be in turmoil, that the revolu- 
tion will be universal, that persecutions will be waged every- 
where on earth, and that a new political order will be set up 
everywhere. 

^ 45. St. Francis Of Paola (Born in Italy, 15th century.) 
"By the grace of the Almighty, the Great Monarch will 
annihilate heretics and unbelievers. He will have a great army, 
and angels will fight at his side. He will be like the sun among 
the stars. His influence will spread over the whole earth. All in 
all, there will be on earth twelve Kings, one Emperor, one 
Pope and a few Princes. They will all lead holy lives." 
H 46.1 Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauser (Born in the 17th 
century, in Germany) . 'The fifth period of the Church, which 
began circa 1520, will end with the arrival of the Holy Pope 
and of the powerful Monarch who is called "Help From God" 
because he will restore everything [in Christ]. 
|f 46.2 "The fifth period is one of affliction, desolation, hu- 
miliation, and poverty for the Church. Jesus Christ will purify 
His people through cruel wars, famines, plague epidemics, 
and other horrible calamities. He will also afflict and weaken 
the Latin Church with many heresies. It is a period of defec- 
tions, calamities and extermination. Those Christians who sur- 
vive the sword, plague and famines, will be few on earth. Na- 
tions will fight against nations, and will be desolated by 
internecine dissensions. 

j| 46.3 "During this period the Wisdom of God guides the 
Church in several ways: 1) by chastising the Church so that 



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riches may not corrupt her completely; 2) by interposing the 
Council of Trent like a light in the darkness, so that the Chris- 
tians who see the light may know what to believe; 3) by set- 
ting St. Ignatius and his Society in opposition to Luther and 
other heretics; 4) by carrying to remote lands the Faith which 
has been banned in most of Europe. 

|f 46.4 "Are we not to fear, during this period, that the Mo- 
hammedans will come again, working out their sinister 
schemes against the Latin Church? 

|f 46.5 "During this period, many men will abuse of the 
freedom of conscience conceded to them. It is of such men 
that Jude, the Apostle, spoke when he said: 'These men blas- 
pheme whatever they do not understand; and they corrupt 
whatever they know naturally as irrational animals do. . . They 
feast together without restraint, feeding themselves, grumbling 
murmurers, walking according to their lusts; their mouth 
speaketh proud things, they admire people for the sake of 
gain; they bring about division, sensual men, having not the 
spirit.' 

|J 46.6 "During this unhappy period, there will be laxity in 
divine and human precepts. Discipline will suffer. The Holy 
Canons will be completely disregarded, and the Clergy will not 
respect the laws of the Church. Everyone will be carried away 
and led to believe and to do what he fancies, according to the 
manner of the flesh. 

|| 46.7 "They will ridicule Christian simplicity; they will call 
it folly and nonsense, but they will have the highest regard 
for advanced knowledge, and for the skill by which the 
axioms of the law, the precepts of morality, the Holy Canons 
and religious dogmas are clouded by senseless questions and 
elaborate arguments. As a result, no principle at all, however 
holy, authentic, ancient, and certain it may be, will remain 
free of censure, criticism, false interpretations, modification, 
and delimitation by man. 

|f 46.8 "These are evil times, a century full of dangers and 
calamities. Heresy is everywhere, and the followers of heresy 
are in power almost everywhere. Bishops, prelates, and priests 
say that they are doing their duty, that they are vigilant, and 
that they live as befits their state in life. In like manner, there- 
fore, they all seek excuses. But God will permit a great evil 
against His Church: Heretics and tyrants will come suddenly 
and unexpectedly; they will break into the Church while 



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bishops, prelates, and priests are asleep. They will enter Italy 
and lay Rome waste; they will burn down the churches and 
destroy everything. 

|f 46.9 "The sixth period of the Church will begin with the 
powerful Monarch and the Holy Pontiff, as mentioned previ- 
ously, and it will last until the revelation of Antichrist. In this 
period, God will console His Holy Church for the affliction 
and great tribulation which she has endured during the fifth 
period. All nations will become Catholic. Vocations will be 
abundant as never before, and all men will seek only the 
Kingdom of God and His justice. Men will live in peace, and 
this will be granted because people will make their peace with 
God. They will live under the protection of the Great Mon- 
arch and his successors. 

|f 46. 10 "During the fifth period, we saw only calamities and 
devastation; oppression of Catholics by tyrants and heretics; 
executions of Kings, and conspiracies to set up republics. 
But, by the Hand of God Almighty, there occurs so wondrous 
a change during the sixth period that no one can humanly 
visualize it. 

|f 46. 1 1 "The powerful Monarch, who will be sent by God, 
will uproot every republic. He will submit everything to his 
authority, and he will show great zeal for the true Church of 
Christ. The empire of the Mohammedans will be broken up, 
and this Monarch will reign in the East as well as in the West. 
All nations will come to worship God in the true Catholic and 
Roman faith. There will be many Saints and Doctors (of the 
Church) on earth. Peace will reign over the whole earth be- 
cause God will bind Satan for a number of years until the 
days of the Son of Perdition. No one will be able to pervert 
the word of God since, during the sixth period, there will be 
an ecumenic council which will be the greatest of all coun- 
cils. By the grace of God, by the power of the Great Mon- 
arch, by the authority of the Holy Pontiff, and by the union 
of all the most devout princes, atheism and every heresy will 
be banished from the earth. The Council will define the true 
sense of Holy Scripture, and this will be believed and accepted 
by everyone." 

Comment: On many points this prophecy confirms that of 
the Ecstatic of Tours. Ven. B. Holzhauser divides Church 
history into seven periods. The fifth period, (he is specific 



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about it), will end with the arrival of the Great Monarch and 
the Holy Pontiff, both of whom are mentioned in many 
prophecies. They will work hand-in-hand. The Holy Pontiff 
will be very firm, and his spiritual directives will be made ef- 
fective thanks to the temporal power of the Great King, who 
will be his secular arm, and that is exactly the way it should 
be: the State should be independent from, but obedient to 
the Church. 

The age of permissiveness will have come to an end. It will 
be realized that rules and regulations have to be enforced, and 
not merely left to the discretion of the "free conscience" of 
man — a perverted notion. That is why the Great King will 
use force whenever necessary to restore order and discipline. 
A few remarks are necessary here. 

It is true that a system based on force alone has no intrin- 
sic value. The yardstick of its worth is not force, but the 
principles which inspire the system. When the principles are 
sound, force is justified. 

It is also true, however, that the use of force never succeeds 
in imposing good principles upon persons hardened in their 
errors. But it does achieve something: it greatly impedes the 
destructive efforts of such persons; it protects the people at 
large from their nefarious influence. 

If the West has now reached the point of internal disinte- 
gration, it is not because the people at large are, in essence, 
worse than in former times (human nature does not change); 
it is because they have been led to believe in errors (such as 
the belief that one has the right to do as one pleases) by a 
minority of "intellectuals" who have been allowed to dissemi- 
nate freely their pernicious ideas. 

Venerable Holzhauser touches on this point in paragraphs 
5, 6, and 7 above. It is those "intellectuals" whom St. Jude 
castigates: men full of pride, perpetual dissenters, skilful in 
sophistry, twisting the meaning of words, sowers of discord, 
blaspheming holy things; these men respect nothing in their 
studious efforts to appear at all times respectable and objec- 
tive. What is worse, they hold positions of power and influ- 
ence, so that even our bishops, the defenders of the faith, dare 
not upbraid these men too openly when they make a public 
statement to promote their deadly errors. 

After noting that the Council of Trent was a gift of God to 
enlighten and strengthen the Christians of our times, Ven. 



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Holzhauser goes on to say that another Council is to take 
place at the time of the Great Monarch. (The Ecstatic of 
Tours says the same.) Yet, strangely enough, Vatican I and 
Vatican II are mentioned nowhere. Why? I submit that there 
may be a number of reasons. Obviously, Ven. Holzhauser can 
mention only the most significant events of the fifth period. 
Now, Vatican I may in no way be compared to Trent. It did 
define Papal infallibility, but its work was unfinished. 

Vatican II purposely refrained from being doctrinal; the 
accent was on the pastoral side of things. But even in a 
"pastoral" Council it is impossible to avoid all references to 
doctrinal matters. Vatican II got out of the difficulty by com- 
promise and ambiguities. The Conciliar Fathers were so di- 
vided on so many vital issues that it could not have been 
otherwise, short of a Papal intervention. (The Pope, however, 
did intervene in a limited way). Had the Council wanted to 
be doctrinal, it could not have done so either, unless, again, 
the Pope had imposed his own decisions. It follows that, doc- 
trinally, Vatican II is insignificant. 

Pastorally, it could have achieved a great deal, but the cli- 
mate of permissiveness, hesitancy, timorousness (which is so 
typical of our times) is hardly propitious for the imposition of 
firm guidelines. In other words, Rome has failed to impose 
the correct implementation of the Council's decrees. What has 
been imposed constitutes a mockery of what had been de- 
cided, and it has been imposed by the sizeable proportion of 
Ecclesiastics, in the world and in the Vatican itself, who are 
currently subverting the Church. 

The liturgy is a case in point: Vatican II permitted an ex- 
tension of the use of the vernacular, while it commanded that 
Latin should be retained. There is nothing wrong, really, in 
extending the use of the vernacular to the reading of the 
Epistle and Gospel. But when this latitude results in the com- 
plete elimination of Latin, when it leads to the abandonment 
of Gregorian Chant (which is inseparable from Latin), and 
to the adoption of guitar-playing and hand-clapping, it is then 
clearly in opposition to what Pope John intended when he 
wrote his encyclical Veterum Sapientia on retaining Latin. 

The result, of course, is here for everyone to see: confusion 
in the Church, shocking innovations, defections of priests, a 
sharp drop in vocations and conversions, etc. The Second 
Vatican Council, therefore, has indirectly precipitated the 



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crisis which had been brewing for about sixty years. Far from 
being a ''renewal", it marks instead the coming end of the 
fifth period of the Church, mentioned by Ven. Holzhauser. 

It must be understood, however, that it is not my intention 
to oppose in a sweeping statement all the changes which have 
taken place since Vatican II. Throughout history the Church 
has had to adopt herself to changing conditions. The changes 
brought about by St. Pius X, who is now regarded as a Con- 
servative, were unprecedented at the time. Conservatism does 
not mean immobilism. On the contrary, it implies regular over- 
hauls and renovations. This is so because nothing can be con- 
served without some work of maintenance and renovation, 
and the Church is no exception. Obviously, in this changing 
world of ours some sort of updating was called for. That is 
why there is no question of rejecting indiscriminately all 
changes. What is to be deplored, however, is that the wise 
updating intended by John XXIII has become synonymous 
with Revolution, and that the necessary changes have become 
a pretext for a clean break with the past. 

Obviously, a Council which asserts nothing doctrinally, at 
the very time when every doctrine is boldly being challenged, 
and fails to enforce what it decides pastorally, cannot be a 
very significant Council in the historical perspective. If we 
fail to see this just now, it is because we are not yet in the 
broad historical perspective. We are still in the post-conciliar 
perspective — far too close for a correct assessment. Ven. B. 
Holzhauser, however, cast his prophetic eye on the general 
historical perspective, and this may explain why he did not 
mention the Second Council of the Vatican. 

|[ 47. Venerable Holzhauser (Continued) . "When everything 
has been ruined by war, when Catholics are hard-pressed by 
traitorous co-religionists and heretics, when the Church and 
her servants are denied their rights, when the monarchies have 
been overthrown and their rulers murdered, then the hand of 
Almighty God will work a marvelous change, something 
seemingly impossible according to human reason. . . 

"There will rise a valiant king anointed by God. He will be 
a Catholic and a descendant of Louis IX, yet a descendant 
also of an old imperial German family, born in exile. He will 
rule supreme in temporal matters. The Pope will rule supreme 
in spiritual matters at the same time. Persecution will cease 



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and justice shall reign. He will root out false doctrines. His 
dominion will extend from East to West. All nations will 
adore God their Lord according to Catholic teaching. There 
will be many wise and just men. People will love justice, and 
peace will reign over the whole earth, for Divine Power will 
bind Satan for many years until the coming of the Son of 
Perdition. . . 

"After desolation has reached its peak in England, peace 
will be restored and England will return to the Catholic faith 
with greater fervour than ever before. . . 

'The Great Monarch will have the special help of God and 
be unconquerable. . ." 

Comment: Venerable Holzhauser correctly saw three hun- 
dred years ago that, in our own times, the restoration of Mon- 
archy would seem impossible according to human reason. It 
does seem impossible. Yet, if we consider the manner in 
which a handful of doctrinally well-trained and determined 
Bolsheviks took over Russia in 1917, and if we consider that 
there exists at present in Europe an equally well-trained and 
determined association of dedicated Catholics who are sparing 
no efforts to sow the seeds of renewal and are spreading the 
sound concepts of Catholic thinkers and philosophers who are 
just as unknown as Karl Marx was in 1850 — but not less 
capable, one can see, then, that God has already set the stage 
for the marvelous renewal which He will work. 

|f 48. 1 Bl. Anna-Maria Taigi ( 1 9th century) . "God will send 
two punishments; one will be in the form of wars, revolutions 
and other evils; it shall originate on earth. The other will be 
sent from Heaven. There shall come over the whole earth an 
intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing 
can be seen, and the air will be laden with pestilence which 
will claim mainly, but not only, the enemies of religion. It will 
be impossible to use any man-made lighting during this dark- 
ness, except blessed candles. He, who out of curiosity, opens 
his window to look out, or leaves his home, will fall dead on 
the spot. During these three days, people should remain in 
their homes, pray the Rosary and beg God for mercy. 
jf 48.2 "All the enemies of the Church, whether known or 
unknown, will perish over the whole earth during that univer- 
sal darkness, with the exception of a few whom God will soon 



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convert. The air shall be infected by demons who will appear 
under all sorts of hideous forms. 

fl 48.3 "Religion shall be persecuted, and priests massacred. 
Churches shall be closed, but only for a short time. The Holy 
Father shall be obliged to leave Rome. 

fl 48.4 "France shall fall into a frightful anarchy. The 
French shall have a desperate civil war in the course of which 
even old men will take up arms. The political parties, having 
exhausted their blood and their rage without being able to 
arrive at any satisfactory settlement, shall agree at the last 
extremity to have recourse to the Holy See. Then the Pope 
shall send to France a special legate. . . In consequence of the 
information received, His Holiness himself shall nominate a 
most Christian King for the government of France. 
fl 48.5 "After the three days of darkness, St. Peter and St. 
Paul, having come down from Heaven, will preach in the 
whole world and designate a new Pope. A great light will 
flash from their bodies and will settle upon the cardinal who 
is to become Pope. Christianity, then, will spread throughout 
the world. He is the Holy Pontiff, chosen by God to withstand 
the storm. At the end, he will have the gift of miracles, and 
his name shall be praised over the whole earth. 
jj 48.6 Whole nations will come back to the Church and the 
face of the earth will be renewed. Russia, England, and China 
will come into the Church. 

Comment: This prophecy does not add anything new to 
what we already know from the other prophecies quoted in 
the twelfth issue of World Trends, but it does bring further 
evidence concerning the events to come. One might conceiv- 
ably entertain doubts if we had only two or three different 
prophecies, but it would be unreasonable to do so when we 
possess well over one hundred, coming from different sources. 

Among the books written on Anna-Maria Taigi, we have 
Wife, Mother and Mystic, written by Albert Bessieres, S.J.,- 
and translated into English by Fr. Stephen Rigby. In his in- 
troduction, Fr. Rigby quotes an interesting passage from 
Louis Veuillot's book The Fragrance of Rome. This passage 
is better than anything I could say to acquaint my readers 
with the extraordinary gifts of Anna-Maria Taigi (I quote): 

"Her intellectual gifts were altogether overshadowed by an 
unexampled miracle. Shortly before she had entered on the 



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way of perfection there began to appear to her a golden globe 
which became as a sun of matchless light; in this all things 
were revealed to her. Past and future were to her an open 
book. 

"She knew with certainty the fate of the dead. Her gaze 
travelled to the ends of the earth and discovered there people 
on whom she had never set eyes, reading them to the depth 
of their souls. One glance sufficed; upon whatever she focused 
her thoughts, it was revealed to her and her understanding. 
She saw the whole world as we see the front of a building. It 
was the same with nations as with individuals; she saw the 
cause of their distresses and the remedies that would heal 
them. 

"By means of this permanent and prodigious miracle, the 
poor wife of Domenico Taigi became a theologian, a teacher, 
and a prophet. The miracle lasted forty-seven years. Until her 
death the humble woman was able to read this mysterious sun 
as an ever-open book. Until her death she looked into it solely 
for the glory of God; that is, when charity suggested or obedi- 
ence demanded it. Should things for which she had not 
looked, or which she did not understand, appear she refrained 
from asking explanations. 

"The poor, the great of the world, the princes of the Church 
came to her for advice or help. They found her in the midst 
of her household cares and often suffering from illness. She 
refused neither her last crust of bread nor the most precious 
moment of her time, yet she would accept neither presents 
nor praise. 

"Her most powerful friends could not induce her to allow 
them to favour her children beyond the conditions in which 
they were born. When she was at the end of her resources, 
she told God about it, and God sent what was necessary. 

"She thought it good to live from day to day, like the birds. 
A refugee queen in Rome wished to give her money. 'Ma- 
dame,' she said, 'how simple you are! I serve God, and He is 
richer than you.' 

"She touched the sick, and they were cured; she warned 
others of their approaching end, and they died holy deaths. 
She endured great austerities for the souls of purgatory, and 
the souls, once set free, came to thank her. . . She suffered in 
body and soul. . . She realized that her role was to expiate the 
sins of others, that Jesus was associating her with His Sacri- 



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lice, and that she was a victim of His company. The pains of 
Divine Love have an intoxication no words can explain. After 
Holy Communion there were times when she sank down as 
though smitten by a prostrating stroke. To tell the truth, her 
state of ecstasy was continual because her sense of the 
presence of God was continual. . . All pain was sweet to 
her. . . She went her way, her feet all bloody; with shining 
eyes she followed the Royal way. 

"Behold, then, the spectacle God raised to men's sight in 
Rome during that long tempestuous period which began at the 
time the humble Anna-Maria took to the way of saints! 

"Pius VI dies at Valence; Pius VII is a prisoner at Fon- 
tainebleau; the revolution will reappear before Gregory XVI 
reigns. Men are saying that the day of the Popes is over, that 
Christ's law and Christ Himself are on the wane, that science 
will soon have relegated this so-called Son of God to the 
realm of dreams. . . He will work no more miracles. 

"But at precisely this time God raised up this woman to 
cure the sick. . . He gives her knowledge of the past, present 
and future. She declares that Pius VII will return. She sees 
even beyond the reign of Pius IX. . . She is God's answer to 
the challenge of unbelief. " 

|f 49.1 Fr. Nectou, SJ. ( 18th century). (Father Nectou was 
Provincial of the Jesuits in the south-west of France. The 
priests who knew him all regarded him as a saint and a 
prophet. He died in 1777. The following prophecy was made 
circa 1760.) 

"When those things come to pass from which the triumph 
of the Church will arise, then will such confusion reign upon 
earth that people will think God has permitted them to have 
their own contrary will, and that the Providence of God is 
not concerned about the world. The confusion will be so gen- 
eral that men will not be able to think aright, as if God had 
withheld His Providence from mankind, and that, during the 
worst crisis, the best that can be done would be to remain 
where God has placed us, and persevere in fervent prayers. 
Two parties will be formed in France which will fight unto 
death. The party of evil will at first be stronger, and the good 
side will be weaker. At that time there will be such :• terrible 
crisis that people will believe that the end of the world has 
come. Blood will flow in many large cities. The very elements 



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will be convulsed. It will be like a little General Judgment. 
]] 49.2 "A great multitude of people will lose their lives in 
those calamitous times, but the wicked will not prevail. They 
will indeed attempt to destroy the whole Church, but not 
enough time will be allowed them, because the frightful crisis 
will be of short duration. When all is considered lost, all will 
be found safe. This disaster will come to pass shortly after the 
power of England begins to wane. This will be the sign. As 
when the figtree begins to sprout and produce leaves, it is a 
sure sign that summer is near. England in her turn will ex- 
perience a more frightful revolution than that of France. It 
will continue long enough for France to recover her strength; 
then she will help England to restore peace and order. 
]\ 49.3 "During this revolution, which will very likely be 
general and not confined to France, Paris will be destroyed so 
completely that twenty years afterwards fathers walking over 
its ruins with their children will be asked by them what kind 
of a place that was; to whom they will answer: "My child, 
this was a great city which God has destroyed on account of 
her crimes." 

|f 49.4 "Yes, Paris will certainly be destroyed; but, before 
this happens, such signs and portents will be seen, that all 
good people will be induced to flee away from it. After these 
most frightful events, order will be restored everywhere. Jus- 
tice will reign throughout the whole world, and the counter- 
revolution will be accomplished. The triumph of the Church 
will then be so complete that nothing like it has ever been 
seen before. Those Christians who are fortunate enough to 
survive will thank God for preserving them and giving them 
the privilege of beholding this glorious triumph of the Church. 
II 49.5 "A man disliked by France will be placed on the 
throne: a man of the House of Orleans will be made king. It 
is only after this event that the counter-revolution will begin." 

Comment: This is a very interesting prophecy for many rea- 
sons. However, the precision is such as to make one suspect 
an interpolation made, perhaps 100 years ago, when Legiti- 
mists and Orleanists were vying for the French Crown. Fr. 
Nectou died before the Revolution of 1789, that is, before 
King Louis XVI had been murdered following a vote in which 
the Head of the House of Orleans took part. Yet, Fr. Nectou 
foresaw that the House o\ Orleans would not be liked in 



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France. Now, the interesting point is that the House of Or- 
leans became heir to the French Crown when the Count of 
Chambord died childless in 1883. Did Fr. Nectou really fore- 
see all this? Does it mean that the heir of the House of Or- 
leans is to redeem the crime of his ancestor? It seems unlikely 
to me, but I keep an open mind. Moreover, a prophecy pre- 
viously quoted says that the Great King will rise from a 
Royal Family which is "now considered extinct. " This is 
surely not the House of Orleans, but it could be a descendant 
of Louis XVII who, according to history, died during the 
revolution as a child but, on the strength of much evidence, 
was in fact smuggled out of his prison, and replaced by a 
dying child. Personally, I am inclined to believe that the Great 
King will come from neither family, but from another branch 
which will be truly European. I find it somewhat difficult to 
assume that a French King would be accepted as the Ruler of 
the whole of Western Europe. Finally, some prophecies seem 
to warrant the inference that an Orleans King will indeed 
reign, but only for a very short time, to be superseded by the 
Great King. If this is so, then Fr. Nectou's prophecy may be 
wholly authentic, for nowhere does he say that the Orleans 
King will be the Great King, the Pope's secular arm. the vic- 
tor over the Mohammedans, the ruler of Europe, etc. 

That all these events are imminent is now beyond question. 
Fr. Nectou supplies us with an additional proof: the waning 
power of England. England has indeed lost her Empire since 
the end of World War Two. What is even worse, she seems 
to have lost the sense of her mission. Every Western nation 
has a mission, that of bringing civilization to primitive peo- 
ples. Whereas a man can not be regarded as inferior on ac- 
count of skin-color alone, whereas color discrimination is ab- 
solutely wrong and unchristian, it is also an indisputable fact 
that colored peoples generally are, as a whole, more primitive 
than white people. Intelligent and unprejudiced Negroes will 
not deny it. That is why it is insane to insist on absolute 
equality between whites and Negroes when their general 
make-up and way of life are so different. For the same reason, 
it is insane to insist on majority rule in Africa. The attitude of 
the British Government under Wilson shows that England has 
lost the sense of her mission. This was evidenced also under 
another Labour government, that of Attlee. Naturally, one 
cannot expect realism from socialist dreamers. Be that as it 



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may, I do not think that anyone in his right mind would deny 
that the loss of the Empire has reduced England to the rank 
of a second-class power, to economic hardship, and to its 
concomitant ills. There is every reason to think, for instance, 
that the legalization of abortion and sterilization has been 
helped along by England's economic problems. Remedies like 
these, of course, are worse than the evils they are intended to 
cure, but a wholly secularized community is unable to per- 
ceive this. And so the stage is set for the chastisement which 
the prophecies say will be very severe for England. 

|f 50. Sister Marianne (This holy nun lived in the convent of 
the Ursulines in Blois. She made many prophecies. Shortly be- 
fore her death she predicted the fall of Napoleon I and his 
brief return from the Island of Elba.) 

Tj 50. 1 "As long as public prayers are said, nothing shall 
happen. But a time will come when public prayers shall cease. 
People will say: Things will remain as they are.' 

"All men will be taken away gradually in small groups. 
Only old men will remain. Before the great battle the wicked 
shall be masters (in France). They will do as much harm as 
they can, but not as much as they would like, because they 
shall not have enough time. The good Catholics shall be on 
the point of being annihilated but, O Power of God, a stroke 
from Heaven will save them. All the wicked shall perish, but 
also many good Catholics. 

|f 50.2 "Such extraordinary events shall take place that the 
most incredulous will be forced to say: Truly, the finger of 
God is here.' There shall be a terrible night during which no 
one will be able to sleep. But these trials shall not last long 
because no one could endure them. When all shall appear lost, 
all will be saved. 

|f 50.3 "It is then that the Prince shall reign, whom people 
did not esteem before, but whom they shall then seek. The 
triumph of religion will be so great that no one has ever seen 
the equal. All injustices will be made good; civil laws will be 
made in harmony with the laws of God and of the Church. 
Education in the schools will be most Christian, and workers' 
guilds will flourish again. 

Comment: Here again we see the outlines of a new social 
and political order diametrically opposed to that of our era. 



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The state will no longer be separated from the Church. 
Schools will impart a totally Christian education (and not 
merely a few hours of religion separated from the other sub- 
jects of the curriculum). Finally, workers' guilds will replace 
the obnoxious trade unions. There is a capital difference be- 
tween guilds and unions: guilds unite employers and em- 
ployees in a vertical association within each industry. Unions 
pit employees against employers in a horizontal association 
grouping several industries. Guilds promote order, justice, and 
social harmony; unions create chaos, injustice, and civil un- 
rest. Here again we have another instance of the failure of 
our generation 'to think aright.' 

|f51. Nursing Nun of Bellay. This prophecy was written 
sometime between 1810 and 1830 and was entrusted to Fr. 
Fulgence, the Chaplain of the Trappist Monastery of Notre- 
Dame des Gardes, near Angers. 

If 5 1 . 1 "Once again the madmen seem to gain the upper hand! 
They laugh God to scorn. Now, the churches are closed; the 
pastors run away; the Holy Sacrifice ceases. 
|f 51.2 "Woe to thee, corrupt city! the wicked try to destroy 
everything; their books and their doctrines are swamping the 
world. But the day of justice is come. Here is your King; he 
comes forward amidst the confusion of those stormy days. 
Horrible times! The just and the wicked fall; Babylon is re- 
duced to ashes. Woe to thee, city three times accursed! 
|f 51.3 "There was also a great battle, the like of which has 
never been seen before. Blood was flowing like water after a 
heavy rain. The wicked were trying to slaughter all the serv- 
ants of the Religion of Jesus Christ. After they had killed a 
large number, they raised a cry of victory, but suddenly the just 
received help from above. 

|f 51.4 "A saint raises his arms to Heaven; he allays the 
wrath of God. He ascends the throne of Peter. At the same 
time, the Great Monarch ascends the throne of his ancestors. 
All is quiet now. Altars are set up again; religion comes to 
life again. What I see now is so wonderful that I am unable 
to express it. 

|f 51.5 "All these things shall come to pass once the wicked 
have succeeded in circulating large numbers of bad books." 
|f 52. Jeanne le Royer (Sister of the Nativity). She was born 
in 1731 and became a nun in 1755. Being illiterate, she dictated 



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her revelations to her spiritual directors. But later, assailed 
with scruples, she had these early copies thrown into the fire. 
Some thirty years later, in 1790, her new spiritual director, 
Fr. Genet, wrote down her revelations again. He had already 
written four books when his work was cut short by the perse- 
cutions waged against the Church by the revolutionaries. 

It seems likely that she had predicted the terrible events of 
the French Revolution in her earlier revelations, which were 
destroyed. When the fury of the enemies of God was un- 
leashed from 1789 onwards, however, it became clear that 
she had a mission, and she was probably persuaded to elabo- 
rate on her visions. The holy nun died in 1798. Here are ex- 
cerpts which seem to have a bearing on our own times. 
|f 52.1 "1 see that the century which begins in 1800 shall 
not yet be the last. 

The reign of Antichrist is approaching. The thick vapors 
which I have seen rising from the earth and obscuring the 
light of the sun are the false maxims of irreligion and licence 
which are confounding all sound principles and spreading 
everywhere such darkness as to obscure both faith and rea- 



Comment: By 1790, the "false maxims" which she mentions 
were already being put into practice by the revolutionaries. 
But these "false maxims" had been formulated long before 
and were spread freely by a certain school of philosophers in 
the fashionable drawing-rooms during the reign of Louis XV. 
These philosophers were invariably Freemasons — a very sig- 
nificant detail which, however, is usually overlooked by 
modern historians. Yet, if one wishes to understand the de- 
velopment of the Mystery of Iniquity up to our own times, it 
is essential to know that these destructive ideas, emanating 
from France and spreading therefrom throughout the world, 
were essentially Masonic ideas. Since these ideas were Jewish 
in origin and therefore anti-Christian, it is easy enough to un- 
derstand why their acceptance in the modern world has led 
mankind to the brink of abyss. There is, of course, convincing 
bibliographical evidence of a Judeo-Masonic plot from the 
18th century onwards, but it is not readily available. As a re- 
sult, the mere mention of a "Judeo-Masonic" plot is usually 
dismissed as right-wing extremism. 

Another error, studiously cultivated by the enemies of the 



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Church, is that the French Revolution was the spontaneous 
uprising of a down-trodden populace. In actual fact, allow- 
ance being made for some well-founded local grievances, the 
French peasantry were the most prosperous of all the Euro- 
pean countries! Far from being a popular uprising, the French 
Revolution was brought into being by a section of the no- 
bility who, some decades earlier, had lavishly entertained the 
"philosophers" in their drawing-rooms and imbibed their false 
ideas! These same noblemen and their ladies, however, lost 
their heads under the guillotine after themselves having 
aroused and unleashed the fury of the mobs. 

This digression, I think, is necessary for a better under- 
standing of today's turmoil, for the Revolution is still with us. 
The issues may have changed but the spirit is the same, and 
it has now permeated the entire world. Behind all this, of 
course, stands a spiritual power I will make no bones about 
naming, no matter how old-fashioned it may sound: this is the 
devil in his eon-old struggle against God. He knows that his 
time is running short; he is intensifying his efforts and, being 
intelligent, realizes that his most likely cooperators are to be 
sought among those who crucified Christ. This he has done 
throughout the centuries and more particularly since the 18th 
century, until such time as the Mystery of Iniquity will find 
its completion in the earthly kingdom of the Jews under Anti- 
christ. Many private prophecies say so, and not a few Doctors 
of the Church have thought so. Back now to Sister Jeanne. 

j[ 52.2 "One day I heard a voice which said: The new Con- 
stitution will appear to many other than what it really is. 
They will bless it as a gift from heaven; whereas, it is in fact 
sent from hell and permitted by God in His just wrath. It will 
only be by its effects that people will be led to recognize the 
Dragon who wanted to destroy all and devour all/ 
S\ 52.3 "One night I saw a number of ecclesiastics. Their 
haughtiness and air of severity seemed to demand the respect 
of all. They forced the faithful to follow them. But God com- 
manded me to oppose them: They no longer have the right to 
speak in my name. 1 Jesus told me. "It is against My wish that 
they carry out a mandate for which they are no longer 
worthy.' 

|f 52.4 "I saw a great power rise up against the Church. It 
plundered, devastated, and threw into confusion and disorder 



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the vine of the Lord, having it trampled underfoot by the 
people and holding it up to ridicule by all nations. Having 
vilified celibacy and oppressed the priesthood, it had the ef- 
frontery to confiscate the Church's property and to arrogate 
to itself the powers of the Holy Father, whose person and 
whose laws it held in contempt. 

|f 52.5 "I had a vision: Before the Father and the Son — 
both seated — a virgin of incomparable beauty, representing 
the Church, was kneeling. The Holy Ghost spread His shining 
wings over the virgin and the two other persons. The wounds 
of Our Lord seemed alive. Leaning on the Cross with one 
hand, He offered to His Father with the other hand the 
chalice which the virgin had given to Him. She supported the 
chalice which the Master held in the middle. The Father 
placed one hand on the cup and raised the other to bless the 
virgin. 

|f 52.6 'i noticed that the chalice was only half-filled with 
blood, and I heard these words spoken by the Saviour at the 
moment of presentation: i shall not be fully satisfied until I 
am able to fill it right up to the brim/ I understood then that 
the contents of the chalice represented the blood of the early 
martyrs, and that this vision had reference to the last perse- 
cutions of the Christians, whose blood would fill the chalice, 
thereby completing the number of martyrs and predestined. 
For at the end of time, there will be as many martyrs as in the 
early Church, and even more, for the persecutions will be far 
more violent. Then the Last Judgment will no longer be de- 
layed. 

|f 52.7 i see in God that a long time before the rise of 
Antichrist the world will be afflicted with many bloody wars. 
Peoples will rise against peoples, and nations will rise against 
nations, sometimes allied, sometimes enemies, in their fight 
against the same party. Armies will come into frightful colli- 
sions and will fill the earth with murder and carnage. 
|f 52.8 "These internal and foreign wars will cause enor- 
mous sacrifices, profanations, scandals, and infinite evils, be- 
cause of the incursions that will be made into the Church. 
|f 52.9 "As well as that, I see that the earth will be shaken 
in different places by frightful earthquakes. I see whole moun- 
tains cracking and splitting with a terrible din. Only too 
happy will one be if one can escape with no more than a 
fright: but no, I see come out of these gaping mountains 



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whirlwinds of smoke, fire, sulphur, and tar, which reduce to 
cinders entire towns. All this and a thousand other disasters 
must come before the rise of the Man of Sin (Antichrist)." 

Comment: This is what I have called elsewhere the "Great 
Storm," a period of civil and foreign wars, anarchy and chaos 
all over the world, and enslavement under Communism, from 
which God alone can save us. This liberation will come 
through natural disasters and is to be followed by a period of 
complete peace and harmony between people and nations 
under the reign of the Great Monarch and the Holy Pope. At 
the end of this glorious reign, Antichrist will come. He will be 
accepted by the Jewish nation as their messiah and king and 
will control the whole earth. 

The above sequence of events is obvious in such a large 
number of private prophecies, coming from every nation and 
every past century, that it is impossible for any serious stu- 
dent of private prophecies to have any reasonable doubts that 
these events will come to pass as revealed. It should be borne 
in mind in regard to these prophecies, that communications 
as we know them today were not in existence even fifty years 
ago. What then of the preceding centuries? Medieval archives 
unearthed in a small German village in, say, the 16th century 
could have no relation to records coming from a French or 
Italian hamlet in a former or later century. But all these 
prophecies say the same thing. And there are hundreds of 
them! 

For my part, I have studied no less than 300 different 
prophecies. Moreover, the more ancient of these prophecies 
describe accurately subsequent events such as the Reforma- 
tion, the French Revolution, the rise of Capitalism and De- 
mocracy, and even Communism. The sceptic may say that 
these prophecies are nonsense, but the nonsense is in his own 
mind. Or again, he may say that they are only "private", but 
so are Lourdes and Fatima; so are the Scapular and the 
Rosary. It matters little, really, whether a revelation is private 
or public, so long as it has given reasonable evidence of being 
true. Let us return again to Sr. Jeanne. 

]\ 52.10 "I saw in the light of the Lord that the faith and 
our holy Religion would become weaker in almost every 
Christian kingdom. God has permitted that they should be 



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chastised by the wicked in order to awaken them from their 
apathy. And after the justice of God has been satisfied, He 
will pour out an abundance of graces on His Church, and He 
will spread the Faith and restore the discipline of the Church 
in those countries where it had become tepid and lax. 
|f 52.1 1 'i saw in God that our Mother, Holy Church, will 
spread in many countries and will produce her fruits in abun- 
dance to compensate for the outrages she will have suffered 
from the impiety and the persecutions of her enemies. 
1[ 52.12 "I saw that the poor people, weary of the arduous 
labours and trials that God sent to them, shall then be thrilled 
with a joy that God will infuse in their good hearts. The 
Church will become by her faith and by her love, more fer- 
vent and more flourishing than ever. Our good Mother the 
Church will witness many amazing things, even on the part of 
her former persecutors, for they will come forward and throw 
themselves at her feet, acknowledge her, and implore pardon 
from God and from her for all the crimes and outrages that 
they had perpetrated against her. She will no longer regard 
them as her enemies, but she will instead welcome them as 
her own children. 

|| 52. 13 "Now all the true penitents will flow from all sides 
to the Church, which will receive them into her bosom. The 
entire community of the faithful will pour out their hearts in 
hymns of penance and thanksgiving to the glory of the Lord. 
H 52.14 "I see in God a great power, led by the Holy Ghost, 
which will restore order through a second upheaval. I see in 
God a large assembly of pastors who will uphold the rights of 
the Church and of her Head. They will restore the former 
disciplines. I see, in particular, two servants of the Lord who 
will distinguish themselves in this glorious struggle and who, 
by the grace of the Holy Ghost, will fill with ardent zeal the 
hearts of this illustrious assembly. 

|| 52.15 "All the false cults will be abolished; all the abuses 
of the Revolution will be destroyed and the altars of the true 
God restored. The former practices will be put into force 
again, and our religion — at least in some respects — will 
flourish more than ever." 

Comment: This "large assembly of pastors'' who will restore 
the former disciplines and the former practices, is undoubtedly 
the Ecumenic Council to which many other prophecies refer: 



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This Ecumenic Council will also "destroy the abuses of the 
Revolution, " which have been set loose by Vatican II. These 
abuses cannot be of a political nature, for it is not the function 
of an ecumenic council to make political decisions. These 
abuses, therefore, are liturgical. They are the abuses which 
we are supposed to accept and hail as a ''renewal." And they 
are indeed "of the Revolution," because it is undeniable that 
the spirit of the Revolution has entered the Church. (In fact 
the word was recently used by the Holy Father himself.) 
Moreover, the mention that "former practices will be put into 
force again" and "false cults abolished" seems to confirm that 
view. At the same time, it affords hope for the future: the 
beautiful Latin liturgy, after all, is not so dead as the revolu- 
tionaries would like it to be. 

j[ 52.16 "I see in God that the Church will enjoy a profound 
peace over a period which seems to me to be of a fairly long | 
duration. This respite will be the longest of all that will occur 
between the revolutions from now till the General Judgment. 
The closer we draw to the Genera] Judgment, the shorter will 
be the revolutions against the Church. The kind of peace that 
will follow each revolution will be shorter also. This is so be- 
cause we are approaching the End of Time, and little time 
will be left for either the elect to do good or for the wicked 
to do evil. 

|| 52.17 "One day the Lord said to me: 'A few years 
before the coming of my enemy, Satan will raise up false 
prophets who will announce Antichrist as the true Messiah, 
and they will try to destroy all our Christian beliefs. And I 
shall make the children and the old people prophesy. The 
closer we get to the reign of Antichrist, the more will the 
darkness of Satan spread over the earth, and the more will his 
satellites increase their efforts to trap the faithful in their 
nets." 

Comment: As I said previously, the evidence drawn from so 
many prophecies is such that it is truly impossible to deny in 
good faith — unless through ignorance of these prophecies — 
that we have now entered the apocalyptic period. The general 
picture is quite clear — so plain that it requires no interpreta- 
tion. Some details, however, call for an interpretation; and, in 
this case, all I can do is offer my personal opinion with no 



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claim to infallibility. Concerning the above passage, it seems 
to me that false prophets are already with us. They are not 
announcing Antichrist yet, but they are surely heralding him 
because many of the new ideas they push forward are quite in 
keeping with the descriptions of the reign of Antichrist as 
found in some early Fathers and Doctors. These false 
prophets will infiltrate the Church more and more, so that 
the faithful will be hard put to know which of the new trends 
to reject and which to accept. It is a time of confusion, of 
sorrow, and of anguish for many. At the same time, however, 
the Lord will make little children and old people prophesy. 
Indeed, there have been many reports recently of children 
and old people prophesying, both in Europe and America. 
But, here again, we are none the wiser because, short of an 
authoritative decision from Rome, we have no means of 
knowing which of these prophecies are genuine and which are 
not. Indirectly, however, one can still benefit from them be- 
cause they all re-affirm the forgotten traditional truths. 

Some prophecies have it to be understood that Antichrist 
was to be born circa 1962. This, admittedly, is highly specu- 
lative. Others seem to indicate that the "Great Storm" might 
take place circa 1974 (do not take this as a certainty!). But it 
is interesting to note that, up to the Ecumenic Council (Vati- 
can II), the Catholic Church was the only human organiza- 
tion in which nothing but the truth was still taught (the world 
at large was already wallowing in a quagmire of errors). But, 
with the supposed birth of Antichrist in 1962, error has now 
entered even the Church. Likewise, the possible events of 
1974 would correspond with Antichrist's puberty — and first 
public appearance. 

I have said that all this is highly speculative, and I would 
not repeat it but that I am aware that there is an inveterate 
tendency in all of us to seek knowledge of the future, which 
leads us to hold as a certainty what is only a possibility. For 
this reason I feel that another word of caution is not out of 
place. 

j| 52.18 "When the reign of Antichrist draws near, a false 
religion will appear which will deny the unity of God and will 
oppose the Church. Errors will cause ravages as never before. 
|f 52.19 "One day I found myself in a vast plain alone with 
God. Jesus appeared to me, and from the top of a small hill, 



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showing to mc a beautiful sun on the horizon, He said dole- 
fully: The world is passing away and the time of My second 
coming draws near. When the sun is about to set, one knows 
that the day is nearly over and that the night will soon fall. 
Centuries are like days for me. Look at this sun, see how 
much it still has to travel, and estimate the time that is left to 
the world.' 

]} 52.20 T looked intently and it seemed to me that the sun 
would set in two hours. Jesus said: 'Do not forget that these 
are not millenaries, but only centuries, and they are few in 
number.' 

]] 52.21 ' k But I understood that Jesus reserved to Himself 
the knowledge of the exact number, and I did not wish to ask 
Him more. It sufficed me to know that the peace of the 
Church and the restoration of discipline were to last a reason- 
ably long time. 

j| 52.22 "God has manifested to me the malice of Lucifer 
and the perverse and diabolical intentions of his henchmen 
against the Holy Church of Jesus Christ. At the command of 
their master these wicked men have crossed the world like 
furies to prepare the way and the place for Antichrist, whose 
reign is approaching. Through the corrupted breath of their 
proud spirit they have poisoned the minds of men. Like per- 
sons infected with pestilence, they have communicated the 
evil to each other, and the contagion has become general. The 
storm began in France, and France shall be the first theatre of 
its ravages after having been its cradle. The Church in Coun- 
cil shall one day strike with anathemas, pull down and destroy 
the evil principles of that criminal constitution. What a con- 
solation! What a joy for the truly faithful! 1 ' 

Comment: The proud spirit which has poisoned the minds 
of men is undoubtedly Rationalism in its original sense. In- 
deed, all the other modern errors derive from it. The develop- 
ment of modern errors is in itself a subject matter that calls 
for not less than a book. It is impossible to show in a few 
pages how Rationalism developed into Liberalism and finally 
led to Marxism. There are natural and supernatural reasons 
for this. Perhaps, I shall explain all this in another book. 
When people understand why the world is sick, then they may 
also discover how it can be cured. Admittedly, irreligion is 
the primary cause, but the problem is not so simple as that 



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because many religious people have now accepted the errors 
of the agnostics even though they may not be agnostics them- 
selves. Never before have men boasted so much of their "ma- 
turity" and of their "reasonableness, " yet never before have 
they been so confused and distracted as today. 

The revolution which Sister Jeanne is referring to is the 
French Revolution of 1789, but more generally, it may be re- 
garded as the universal revolution of ideas called "Enlighten- 
ment" which is still continuing in our own times. Indeed, the 
1789 revolution was nothing but the palpable result of the En- 
lightenment, but it did help in spreading its errors all over the 
world. The American revolution, admittedly, was of a differ- 
ent kind, but the foundations of that new-born republic were 
laid on the principles of the Enlightenment — of Masonic in- 
cubation, mingled with a Protestant brand of Christianity 
which has always been remarkably accommodating with lower 
denominators. George Washington himself once expressed the 
fear that the Republic might deteriorate. 

jl 53. Amui-Katarina Emmerich ( Blessed Sister Emmerick was 
an Augustinian nun. She was born in Germany in 1774, spent 
a life of sufferings, and died in 1824 in her native country. 
She bore the stigmata of Our Lord. 

|f 53.1 May 13, 1820. i saw also the relationship between 
the two popes. . . I saw how baleful would be the conse- 
quences of this false church. I saw it increase in size; heretics 
of every kind came into the city (of Rome). The local clergy 
grew lukewarm, and I saw a great darkness. . . Then, the 
vision seemed to extend on every side. Whole Catholic com- 
munities were being oppressed, harassed, confined, and de- 
prived of their freedom. I saw many churches close down, 
great miseries everywhere, wars and bloodshed. A wild and 
ignorant mob took to violent action. But it did not last long. 
j[ 53.2 w 'Once more I saw that the Church of Peter was un- 
dermined by a plan evolved by the secret sect, while storms 
were damaging it. But I saw also that help was coming when 
distress had reached its peak. I saw again the Blessed Virgin 
ascend on the Church and spread her mantle [over it]. I saw 
a Pope who was at once gentle, and very firm. . . I saw a 
great renewal, and the Church rose high in the sky." 

Comment: Many prophecies predict an anti-pope and a 



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schism. Many predict war, bloodshed, and persecutions right 
in the Vatican. But also many say that "it will not last long" 
and that "help will come when everything seems hopeless.'' 

1j 53.3 Sept. 12, 1820. "I saw a strange church being built 
against every rule. . . No angels were supervising the building 
operations. In that church, nothing came from high above. . . 
There was only division and chaos. It is probably a church of 
human creation, following the latest fashion, as well as the 
new heterodox church of Rome, which seems of the same 
kind. . . 

|f 53.4 i saw again the strange big church that was being 
built there (in Rome). There was nothing holy in it. I saw 
this just as I saw a movement led by Ecclesiastics to which 
contributed angels, saints and other Christians. But there (in 
the strange big church) all the work was being done mechani- 
cally (i.e. according to set rules and formulae). Everything 
was being done according to human reason. . . 
^ 53.5 "I saw all sorts of people, things, doctrines, and 
opinions. There was something proud, presumptuous, and vio- 
lent about it, and they seemed to be very successful. I did not 
see a single Angel nor a single saint helping in the work. But 
far away in the background, I saw the seat of a cruel people 
armed with spears, and I saw a laughing figure which said: 
'Do build it as solid as you can; we will pull it to the 
ground.' " 

Comment: Two different churches seem to be indicated in 
this passage. First, a puppet church set up by the Commu- 
nists, and a ''strange church" comprising "all sorts of people 
and doctrines" (perhaps in the name of Ecumenism), which 
will follow modern trends. This church is "unholy and hu- 
manistic," but it is not Communist inspired, otherwise the 
Communists would not want to pull it to the ground. This 
church is either the true Catholic Church after it has been 
completely subverted from within, or it is a new church claim- 
ing to be the true Catholic Church, if two popes are elected at 
the same time. Some prophecies seem to warrant the infer- 
ence that the true Catholic Church will disappear completely 
for a while as an organization, but, although disorganized, it 
will survive in the persons of the faithful members of the 
clergy and laity who will go underground. 



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j| 53.6 July 12, 1820. "I had a vision of the holy Emperor 
Henry. I saw him at night kneeling alone at the foot of the 
main altar in a great and beautiful church . . . and I saw the 
Blessed Virgin coming down all alone. She laid on the Altar 
a red cloth covered with white linen. She placed a book inlaid 
with precious stones. She lit the candles and the perpetual 
lamp. . . Then came the Saviour Himself clad in priestly vest- 
ments. He was carrying the chalice and the veil. Two Angels 
were serving Him and two more were following. . . His 
chasuble was a full and heavy mantle in which red and white 
could be seen in transparency, and gleaming with jewels. . . 
Although there was no altar bell, the cruets were there. The 
wine was as red as blood, and there was also some water. The 
Mass was short. The Gospel of St. John was not read at the 
end. When the Mass had ended, Mary came up to Henry (the 
Emperor), and she extended her right hand towards him, say- 
ing that it was in recognition of his purity. Then, she urged 
him not to falter. Thereupon I saw an angel, and he touched 
the sinew of his hip, like Jacob. He (Henry) was in great 
pain; and from that day on he walked with a limp. . ." 
Comment: Henry is the Great Monarch, chosen by God to 
restore all things in Christ. Other prophecies, too, mention 
that he will be limping. The Blessed Virgin urges him not to 
falter because the enemies of the Church are still to be de- 
feated, and his mission is strewn with difficulties. The white 
and red of the cloths and vestments symbolize the purity of 
Christ the Priest, and the fire and blood of those times. The red 
color also symbolizes the age of the Holy Ghost, which is to 
come after our age of darkness. It is interesting to note, too, 
that St. John's Gospel "was not read at the end." This new 
development was foreseen 140 years ago by Sr. Emmerick. 

|| 53.7 August to October 1820. "I see more martyrs, not 
now but in the future. . . I saw the secret sect relentlessly 
undermining the great Church. Near them I saw a horrible 
beast coming up from the sea. All over the world, good and 
devout people, especially the clergy, were harassed, oppressed, 
and put into prison. I had the feeling that they would become 
martyrs one day. 

|f 53.8 "When the Church had been for the most part de- 
stroyed (by the secret sect), and when only the sanctuary and 
altar were still standing, I saw the wreckers (of the secret 



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sect) enter the Church with the Beast. There, they met a 
Woman of noble carriage who seemed to be with child be- 
cause she walked slowly. At this sight, the enemies were ter- 
rorized, and the Beast could not take but another step for- 
ward. It projected its neck towards the Woman as if to devour 
her, but the Woman turned about and bowed down (towards 
the Altar), her head touching the ground. Thereupon, I saw 
the Beast taking to flight towards the sea again, and the ene- 
mies were fleeing in the greatest of confusion. Then, I saw in 
the distance great legions approaching. In the foreground I 
saw a man on a white horse. Prisoners were set free and 
joined them. All the enemies were pursued. Then, I saw that 
the Church was being promptly rebuilt, and she was more 
magnificent than ever before." 

Comment: The description of the Beast of the sea and the 
Woman with Child is strikingly similar to that which is given 
in the Apocalypse. Yet, Sister Emmerick's confidant, whose 
truthfulness cannot be doubted, said that she had never read 
it. In this passage the Woman is the Church. She is about to 
give birth to ("elect") a Pope who will rule with a "rod of 
iron" (Apoc. 12:5), and her travail will coincide with the 
last persecutions before peace is restored. The legions are 
those of Henry, the great Catholic prince. Many prophecies 
say that he will ride a white horse, and this may be taken 
quite literally, for by that time Europe will be in ruins and 
there will be nothing else for travelling. 

fl 53.9 August 10, 1820. "I see the Holy Father in great an- 
guish. He lives in a palace other than before and he admits 
only a limited number of friends near him. I fear that the 
Holy Father will suffer many more trials before he dies. I see 
that the false church of darkness is making progress, and I 
see the dreadful influence it has on people. The Holy Father 
and the Church are verily in so great a distress that one must 
implore God day and night." 

jf 53.10 "Last night I was taken to Rome where the Holy 
Father, immersed in his sorrow, is still hiding to elude danger- 
ous demands (made upon him). He is very weak, and ex- 
hausted by sorrows, cares, and prayers. He can now trust but 
few people. That is mainly why he is hiding. But he still has 
with him an aged priest who has much simplicity and godli- 



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ness. He is his friend, and because of his simplicity they did 
not think it would be worth removing him. But this man re- 
ceives many graces from God. He sees and notices a great 
many things which he faithfully reports to the Holy Father. 
It was required of me to inform him, while he was praying, 
of the traitors, and evil-doers who were to be found among 
the high-ranking servants living close to him, so that he might 
be made aware of it." 

Comment: When I first published this prophecy in a 1964 
edition of World Trends, it was not possible to say then that 
the Vatican was riddled with traitors. Today, it is much more 
credible. 

Here is another question likely to be asked: 'is Pope Paul 
the Holy Father referred to in this prophecy?" Frankly, I do 
not know. In any case, it cannot be taken for granted that he 
is. 

^| 53.1 1 August 25, 1820. "I do not know in what manner I 
was taken to Rome last night, but I found myself near the 
Church of St. Mary Major, and I saw many poor people who 
were greatly distressed and worried because the Pope was to 
be seen nowhere, and also on account of the restlessness and 
the alarming rumors in the city. These people did not seem to 
expect the church doors to open; they only wanted to pray 
outside. An inner urging had led them there individually. But 
1 was in the church, and I opened the doors. They came in, 
surprised and frightened because the doors had opened. It 
seems to me that I was behind the door, and they could not 
see me. There was no office on in the Church, but the Sanc- 
tuary lamps were lit. The people prayed quite peacefully. 
|f 53.12 "Then, I saw an apparition of the Mother of God, 
and she said that the tribulation would be very great. She 
added that these people must pray fervently with outstretched 
arms, be it only long enough to say three Our Fathers. This 
was the way her Son prayed for them on the Cross. They 
must rise at twelve at night, and pray in this manner; and 
they must keep coming to the Church. They must pray above 
all for the Church of Darkness to leave Rome. 
1)53.13 "She (the Holy Mother) said a great many other 
things that it pains me to relate: she said that if only one 
priest could offer the bloodless sacrifice as worthily and with 



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the same dispositions as the Apostles, he could avert all the 
disasters (that are to come). To my knowledge the people in 
the church did not see the apparition, but they must have 
been stirred by something supernatural, because, as soon as 
the Holy Virgin had said that they must pray God with out- 
stretched arms, they all raised their arms. These were all good 
and devout people, and they did not know where help and 
guidance should be sought. There weie no traitors and no 
enemies among them, yet they were afraid of one another. 
One can judge thereby what the situation was like." 

Comment: The first remark to be made here, perhaps, con- 
cerns the fact that Sister Emmerick was taken through space 
and time (i.e. from Germany to Rome, and from her own 
times to some time in the future). In what manner she was 
thus carried, she herself did not know. This is reminiscent of 
St. Paul. But whatever the manner, a person with any knowl- 
edge of mystical theology, and believing what a Catholic 
should, will know that it is possible. The rest of the message 
alludes once more to the false Church of Darkness which will 
be set up in Rome, and to the fact that the Pope will no 
longer be seen in public. Then, we have another reference to 
the Great Disaster to come, and the confusion of the Faithful 
who, by then will be left without guidance. Finally, there is 
the significant reference to the mutual distrust of Christians, 
significant, because of the well-known Communist "tech- 
nique" of planting traitors everywhere. 

jf 53.14 September 10, 1820. "I saw the Church of St. 
Peter: it had been destroyed but for the Sanctuary and the 
main Altar. St. Michael came down into the church, clad in 
his suit of armor, and he paused, threatening with his sword 
a number of unworthy pastors who wanted to enter. That part 
of the Church which had been destroyed was promptly fenced 
in with light timber so that the Divine office might be cele- 
brated as it should. Then, from all over the world came priests 
and laymen, and they rebuilt the stone walls, since the wreck- 
ers had been unable to move the heavy foundation stones." 

Comment: The actual destruction of the Church of St. Peter 
does not necessarily follow from what is said here, although it 
remains a possibility. The Church of St. Peter may stand as a 



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symbol of the Catholic Church which — as many privileged 
souls have warned — will be almost completely destroyed be- 
fore being reborn more beautiful and more glorious than ever. 

jf 53.15 September 27, 1820. "I saw deplorable things: they 
were gambling, drinking, and talking in church; they were 
also courting women. All sorts of abominations were perpe- 
trated there. Priests allowed everything and said Mass with 
much irreverence. I saw that few of them were still godly, and 
only a few had sound views on things. I also saw Jews stand- 
ing under the porch of the Church. All these things caused 
me much distress." 

Comment: When I first quoted this, in 1 964, things were not 
half so bad as they are now. True, I already had a photograph 
showing teenage girls "twisting" in black tights in the sanctu- 
ary of a Belgian church, but not, as now, of nuns dancing and 
throwing up their legs while Mass was being concelebrated by a 
number of priests in business suits. In 1964 they were not yet 
consecrating Coca-cola and hot-dog buns. Although it was 
obvious that many priests had unsound views on many things, 
their love of freedom had not yet driven any of them to issue 
ultimata to the hierarchy, or to go on strike, to occupy 
churches, to canvass protest notes, nor to challenge openly 
the authority of the Pope and hierarchy. These things are now 
on record. 

|[ 53.16 October 1, 1820. "The Church is in great danger. 
We must pray so that the Pope may not leave Rome; count- 
less evils would result if he did. They are now demanding 
something from him. The Protestant doctrine and that of the 
schismatic Greeks are to spread everywhere. 1 now see that in 
this place (Rome) the (Catholic) Church is being so cleverly 
undermined, that there hardly remain a hundred or so priests 
who have not been deceived. They all work for destruction, 
even the clergy. A great devastation is now near at hand." 

Comment: It is clear that these predictions refer to the same 
period. However, one may justifiably ask: "Is this really our 
period? Was not the Church in great danger in the 19th cen- 
tury too?" To both questions the answer is yes, for at the 
time of this prophecy, the arrest of Pius VII was already a 



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thing of the past. As for the events of 1870, it cannot be said 
that they match the details of the prophecy. On the other 
hand, the specific mention of Russia (as will be seen later) 
makes it clear that this is indeed our own period, as it is 
hardly necessary to point out that Russia was no threat to the 
Church in the 19th century. 

fl 53.17 October 4, J 820. "When I saw the Church of St. 
Peter in ruins, and the manner in which so many of the clergy 
were themselves busy at this work of destruction — none of 
them wishing to do it openly in front of the others — I was in 
such distress that I cried out to Jesus with all my might, im- 
ploring His mercy. Then, I saw before me the Heavenly 
Spouse, and He spoke to me for a long time. . . He said, 
among other things, that this translation of the Church from 
one place to another meant that she would seem to be in 
complete decline. But she would rise again; even if there re- 
mained but one Catholic, the Church would conquer again 
because she does not rest on human counsels and intelligence. 
It was also shown to me that there were almost no Christians 
left in the old acceptation of the word. 

jl 53.18 October 7, 1820. "As I was going through Rome 
with St. Franchise and the other Saint, we saw a great palace 
engulfed in flames from top to bottom. I was very much 
afraid that the occupants would be burned to death because 
no one came forward to put out the fire. As we came nearer, 
however, the fire abated and we saw the blackened building. 
We went through a number of magnificent rooms (untouched 
by the fire), and we finally reached the Pope. He was sitting 
in the dark and slept in a large arm-chair. He v as very ill and 
weak; he could no longer walk. The ecclesiastics in the inner 
circle looked insincere and lacking in zeal; I did not like 
them. I told the Pope of the bishops who are to be appointed 
soon. I told him also that he must not leave Rome. If he did 
so, it would be chaos. He thought that the evil was inevitable 
and that he should leave in order to save many things beside 
himself. He was very much inclined to leave Rome, and he 
was insistently urged to do so. The Pope is still attached to 
the things of this earth in many ways. 

]\ 53.19 "The Church is completely isolated and as if com- 
pletely deserted. It seems that everyone is running away. 
Everywhere I see great misery, hatred, treason, rancour, con- 



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fusion, and an utter blindness. O city! O city! What is threat- 
ening thee? The storm is coming; do be watchful! 
jf 53.20 1820-1821 (No precise date). k 'I also saw the vari- 
ous regions of the earth. My Guide (Jesus) named Europe, 
and, pointing to a small and sandy region, He uttered these 
remarkable words: 'Here is Prussia, the enemy.' Then He 
showed me another place, to the north, and He said: 'This is 
Moskva, the land of Moscow, bringing many evils.' " 

Comment: Here, the mention of Prussia may lead to the 
inference that this prophecy applies to the 1870 events. (The 
Pope lost his temporal power and became a virtual prisoner 
because the French troops, which were protecting him, were 
recalled to France during the Franco Prussian war). How- 
ever, the mention of Russia is unmistakable. Moreover, there 
exist other prophecies saying that Prussia (or East Germany) 
will be instrumental in starting World War III. 

j| 53.21 June 1, 1821. "Among the strangest things that I 
saw, were long processions of bishops. Their thoughts and 
utterances were made known to me through images issuing 
from their mouths. Their faults towards religion were shown 
by external deformities. A few had only a body, with a dark 
cloud of fog instead of a head. Others had only a head, their 
bodies and hearts were like thick vapors. Some were lame; 
others were paralytics; others were asleep or staggering. 
|f 53.22 "I saw what I believe to be nearly all the bishops of 
the world, but only a small number were perfectly sound. I 
also saw the Holy Father — God-fearing and prayerful. 
Nothing left to be desired in his appearance, but he was weak- 
ened by old age and by much suffering. His head was lolling 
from side to side, and it dropped onto his chest as if he were 
falling asleep. He often fainted and seemed to be dying. But 
when he was praying, he was often comforted by apparitions 
from Heaven. Then, his head was erect, but as soon as it 
dropped again onto his chest, I saw a number of people look- 
ing quickly right and left, that is, in the direction of the 
world. 

jf 53.23 "Then, I saw that everything that pertained to 
Protestantism was gradually gaining the upper hand, and the 
Catholic religion fell into complete decadence. Most priests 
were lured by the glittering but false knowledge of young 



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school-teachers, and they all contributed to the work of de- 
struction. 

j| 53.24 "In those days, Faith will fall very low, and it will 
be p r eserved in some places only, in a few cottages and in a 
few families which God has protected from disasters and wars." 

Comment: The symbolism of the first paragraph may be in- 
terpreted in a number of ways: "Heads like fog" may mean 
errors of thinking. "Heads only, no bodies and no hearts" 
may mean high intellect, but divorced from reality and with 
no charity. "Lame" may mean performance of duty in a half- 
hearted way. "Paralytics" may mean powerlessness to do any- 
thing although the knowledge of what should be done is not 
impaired. "Asleep" may denote an unawareness of the vital 
problems which are facing the Church. "Staggering" may 
mean that the burden of responsibility is too heavy. 

The second paragraph may refer to an ecumenic council. 
Few bishops are sound. The Pope is holy, but old and tired. 
His head is swaying; he hesitates. He falls asleep; he fails to 
grasp the really important issues of the day. The others are 
very much concerned with the world. 

Meanwhile, Protestantism is penetrating into the Catholic 
Church. Like those bishops who have only a head, many 
priests are more interested in knowledge than in charity, but 
it is a false knowledge, worldly-wise, overlooking the essen- 
tials, similar to the knowledge of young school-teachers who 
have been taught facts instead of principles, science instead of 
philosophy. 

As a result of all this, Faith will fall very low. But the Faith 
will survive in a few families which God will protect during 
the coming disasters. 

^| 53.25 1820-1821 (No precise date). "I see many excom- 
municated ecclesiastics who do not seem to be concerned 
about it, nor even aware of it. Yet, they are {ipso facto) ex- 
communicated whenever they cooperate to [sic] enterprises, 
enter into associations, and embrace opinions on which an 
anathema has been cast. It can be seen thereby that God rati- 
fies the decrees, orders, and interdictions issued by the Head 
of the Church, and that He keeps them in force even though 
men show no concern for them, reject them, or laugh them to 
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Comment: There is no doubt that this prophecy applies to 
our times. Writing in past issues of World Trends, I have cited 
many instances of bishops and priests who evinced opinions 
irreconcilable with Catholic doctrine. 

fl 53.26 March 22, 1820. "I saw very clearly the errors, the 
aberrations, and the countless sins of men. I saw the folly and 
the wickedness of their actions, against all truth and all rea- 
son. Priests were among them, and I gladly endured my suf- 
fering so that they may return to a better mind." 

Comment: This prophecy only states the presence of errors, 
without comments. But some other prophecies are more spe- 
cific; it is not unduly difficult to recognize the errors con- 
demned by Pius XII in Humani Generis and by St. Pius X in 
Pascendi Dominici Gregis (On Modernism). I cannot elabo- 
rate on this subject; I did so in Issue No. 10 of World Trends 
in which the main errors of our times were examined. In No. 
6, I gave evidence that many of the clergy had fallen for these 
errors. Some young avant-garde priests are now disseminating 
them freely in parish bulletins in the Diocese of Melbourne. 

]\ 53.27 April 12, 1820. '\ had another vision of the great 
tribulation. It seems to me that a concession was demanded 
from the clergy which could not be granted. I saw many older 
priests, especially one, who wept bitterly. A few younger ones 
were also weeping. But others, and the lukewarm among 
them, readily did what was demanded. It was as if people 
were splitting into two camps." 

Comment: This is another significant passage in the light of 
current developments. Catholics are divided, and this division 
was brought about by the reckless changes in our liturgy and 
the doctrinal deviations that were bound to result. 

]j 53.28 January 27, 1822. "I saw a new Pope who will be 
very strict. He will estrange from him the cold and lukewarm 
bishops. He is not a Roman, but he is Italian. He comes from 
a place which is not very far from Rome, and I think he 
comes from a devout family of royal blood. But there must 
still be for a while much fighting and unrest/' 



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Comment: This is one of the countless prophecies announc- 
ing a strong Pope and one of the few adding that he will be 
of royal blood. But we shall see more of these. This Pope will 
make use of his God-given power, the mandate every Pope 
receives from Christ and which he has the duty to use un- 
hesitatingly and resolutely. 

|| 53.29 October 22, 1822. "Very bad times will come when 
non-Catholics will lead many people astray. A great confusion 
will result. I saw the battle also. The enemies were far more 
numerous, but the small army of the faithful cut down whole 
rows (of enemy soldiers). During the battle, the Blessed Vir- 
gin stood on a hill, wearing a suit of armor. It was a terrible 
war. At the end, only a few fighters for the just cause sur- 
vived, but the victory was theirs." 

Comment: This is probably the decisive "Birch-Tree Battle," 
which is described in countless prophecies. It will be fought 
in Westphalia (Germany) under the royal leader who is to be- 
come Emperor of the West. All the odds will seem to be 
against him, but after taking his troops to Mass, he will never- 
theless engage the enemy and win. German and Russian 
troops will flee in disarray. Both the Birch-Tree Battle and 
the rule of the Great Monarch have been described by so 
many prophecies from the sixth century onward that it is 
quite unreasonable to dismiss these predictions as nonsense. 
Only ignorance can be an excuse. The fact is, contrary to a 
widely held notion, Communism is not "here to stay," and 
Democracy is going through its last senile stage. Both the West 
and the East are diseased, adhering obstinately to their re- 
spective follies, or seeking co-existence between their two dying 
systems, and unable to see that something else is coming. 

|f 53.30 April 22, 1823. "I saw that many pastors allowed 
themselves to be taken up with ideas that were dangerous to 
the Church. They were building a great, strange, and extrava- 
gant Church. Everyone was to be admitted in it in order to be 
united and have equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, sects of 
every description. Such was to be the new Church. . . But 
God had other designs." 

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necessary. Sister Emmerick alluded earlier to the same error. 
All efforts currently made in a spirit of appeasement to unite 
the churches will be cut short by the Great Holocaust. Re- 
union will never come about through compromise. 

Conclusion: We have reached the end of our encounter with 
Anna-Katharina Emmerick. What she has told us is anything 
but heartening. However, there is no cause for despair for the 
Catholic who is strong in Faith. The cross is our symbol. It is 
an instrument of torture, but it is also the instrument of salva- 
tion. Catholics must never forget this trilogy: "Sacrifice, suf- 
fering, salvation." 

j[ 54. Fr. Freinademetz (20th century). "All foreign mission- 
aries shall soon be expelled from China. You will have to 
walk hundreds of miles before you can find a priest. Even 
then, your journey will often be fruitless. Some priests and 
some Catholics shall apostatize. A war shall break out once 
all foreign missionaries have been expelled. Then, some for- 
eign powers shall occupy the whole of China and shall divide 
it into zones. One of the occupying powers will be pitiless, 
and very hard on the people. But during this period, nearly 
the whole of China shall turn to Christianity." 

Comment: This prophecy was made in 1906 in China where 
Fr. Freinademetz was a missionary. It is certainly significant 
today. In my opinion, Russia will be the "pitiless" occupying 
power, but it is not possible to say whether Russia will be 
converted first, then join the allies to crush Chinese Commu- 
nism, or will wage war first and be converted later. I am in- 
clined to think that it will be as follows: Soviet Russia fights 
Communist China. At the same time, or shortly afterwards, 
the period of chaos and anarchy begins in Western Europe. 
Soviet Russia meets with great difficulties in China, and the 
war goes on and on. Revolution breaks out in Russia. Com- 
munism collapses. The new Russian government asks for the 
assistance of the U.S.A. and other powers — which is granted. 
All together, they defeat China and occupy the land. But the 
occupying Russian troops have not yet renounced their former 
ways of dealing with their enemies, hence their ruthlessness. 

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there is war! Peoples and nations are pitted against each other. 
War, war, war! Civil and foreign wars! Mourning and death 
everywhere! Famine over the whole world. Will Lutetius 
(Paris) be destroyed? Why, O Lord, dost Thou not stop all 
this with Thy arm? Must also the elements be the instrument 
of Thy wrath? Enough, O Lord, enough! The cities are de- 
stroyed, the natural elements are set loose, the earth quakes 
everywhere. But mercy, mercy for Rome! But Thou hearest 
not my entreaties, and Rome also collapses in tumult. And I 
see the King of Rome with his Cross and his tiara, shaking 
the dust off his shoes, and hastening in his flight to other 
shores. Thy Church, O Lord, is torn apart by her own chil- 
dren. One camp is faithful to the fleeing Pontiff, the other is 
subject to the new government of Rome which has broken the 
Tiara. But Almighty God will, in His mercy, put an end to this 
confusion and a new age will begin. Then, said the Spirit, this 
is the beginning of the End of Time." 

Comment: From this prophecy, it is clear that the true 
Church will be faithful to the Pope in exile; whereas, the new 
Pope in Rome will be, in fact, an anti-pope. But, since a 
number of other prophecies tell us that the true Pope will die 
in his exile, it follows then that the true Church will be lead- 
erless for some time. Then, it is not difficult to anticipate what 
the anti-pope and renegade hierarchy and clergy will say: 
"See, your so-called Pope is dead; and who can give you a 
new Pope now? Our cardinals have already elected the new 
Pope, he is here in Rome." And, indeed, since the true Church 
will be completely disorganized, and the faithful Cardinals iso- 
lated, no new true Pope could be elected, and thus a large 
number of Catholics will be misled into accepting the leader- 
ship of the anti-pope. Such a schism could not happen if the 
Pope followed A. C. Emmerick's advice "to stay in Rome". 
"But", she said, "the Pope is still attached to the things of the 
earth." And, as is said elsewhere, "He will want to save what 
he thinks can be saved." In other words, the true Pope, who- 
ever he is at that time, will use his human judgment and leave 
Rome, instead of remaining firm in the face of the invaders. 

1| 56. Maria Steiner (19th century). k 'I see the Lord as He 
will be scourging the world and chastising it in a fearful man- 
ner so that few men and women will remain. The monks will 



74 Catholic Prophecy 

have to leave their monasteries, and the nuns will be driven 
from their convents, especially in Italy. The holy Church will 
be persecuted, and Rome will be without a shepherd. But the 
Lord showed me how beautiful the world will be after this 
awful punishment." 

|f 57. Werdin D'Otrante (13th century). "The Great Mon- 
arch and the great Pope will precede Antichrist. The nations 
will be at war for four years and a great part of the world will 
be destroyed. The Pope will go over the sea carrying the sign 
of Redemption on his forehead. The Great Monarch will 
come to restore peace and the Pope will share in the victory. 
Peace will reign on earth." 

|| 58. Blessed Johannes Amadeus de Sylva (15th century). 
"In the Latter Days there shall be great wars and bloodshed. 
Whole provinces shall be left despoiled and uninhabited, and 
cities deserted by the people. The nobility shall be slaughtered 
and influential people ruined, with many changes of kings, 
commonwealths and rulers. 

"Germany and Spain will unite under a great prince chosen 
by God. But, because of Germany's unfaithfulness, the war 
will be prolonged until all countries unite under the Great 
Ruler. After this union, mass conversions will take place by 
the command of God, and peace and prosperity will follow." 
|f 59. Sister Rosa Asdenti Di Taggia (19th century). "A 
great revolution shall spread over all of Europe, and peace 
will not be restored until the white flower, the Lily, has taken 
possession of the throne of France. Not only religious com- 
munities but also good lay Catholics shall have their proper- 
ties confiscated. A lawless democratic spirit of disorder shall 
reign supreme, and there will be a general overthrow. 

"There shall be great confusion of people against people, 
and nations against nations, with clashing of arms and beating 
of drums. The Russians and Prussians shall come to Italy. 
Some bishops shall fall from the Faith, but many more will 
remain steadfast and suffer much for the Church. Priests and 
religious shall be butchered, and the earth, especially in Italy, 
shall be soaked with their blood." 

Comment: Here again we have confirmation of East Ger- 
many's work of destruction (called Prussia as in all the other 
prophecies). It is interesting to note that the majority of 
Bishops will remain steadfast. Perhaps when the chips are 



Paragraph 60 75 

down, they will perform better than they did during the Vati- 
can II Council. 

]j 60. Sister Marianne Gaultier ( 18th century). "So long as 
public prayers are said, nothing shall happen. But a time will 
come when public prayers shall cease. People will say: 
Things will remain as they are. 1 It is then that the great ca- 
lamity shall occur. Before the great battle, the wicked shall be 
the masters, and they will do all the evil in their power, but 
not so much as they will desire because they shall not have 
enough time. The good and faithful Catholics, less in number, 
shall be on the point of being annihilated, but a stroke from 
Heaven will save them. Such extraordinary events shall take 
place that the most incredulous shall be forced to say: The 
finger of God is there.' O power of God! There shall be a 
terrible night during which no one shall be able io sleep. 
These trials shall not last long because no one could endure 
them. When all shall appear lost, all will be saved. It is then 
that dispatches shall arrive, announcing good news. It is then 
that the Prince shall reign, whom people will seek that before 
did not esteem him. The triumph of religion shall be so great 
that no one has ever seen the equal. All injustices shall be 
righted; civil laws shall be enacted in harmony with the law 
of God and of the Church. The education given to children 
will be most Christian. Pious guilds for workmen shall be re- 
stored." 

Comment: Many of the prophecies which I have so far 
quoted are repetitive, but every one of them adds something 
new besides the description of the main events. Here we have 
an interesting reference to public prayers; they will cease be- 
cause people will think that things will remain as they are 
anyway. Seen in the light of the current crisis in the Church, 
this statement is significant. How many times have we not 
heard it said: "Communism is here to stay; we must seek a 
compromise; we must reach some understanding; we must 
'dialogue' and work together for the betterment of mankind." 
I could cite actual quotations of such instances of wishful 
thinking. Not a few priests have been led to believe that Com- 
munism indeed works for the betterment of mankind! Not a 
few priests are of the opinion that individual prayer is futile, 
and social action the only possible answer to the world's ills. 
Even Rome has decided that it is no longer necessary to pray 
for the conversion of Russia after each Mass. Rome has even 
received Soviet dignitaries with smiles and gifts while their 



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henchmen were torturing priests in Bulgaria and elsewhere. 
The very day that a priest was challenged to renounce his 
faith or die (I think it was in Bulgaria), Pope Paul VI was 
shaking hands with Podgorny in the Vatican. This heroic 
priest's answer was: "I believe in God, I believe in the Holy 
Catholic Church. My master is the Pope and the Pope will 
never shake hands with murderers. Why should /?" He was 
slaughtered on the spot. Meantime, Paul VI was exchanging 
diplomatic smiles with the murderers. 

jf 61. Brother Louis Rocco (19th century). 'Terrible wars 
will rage all over Europe. God has long been patient with the 
corruption of morals; half of mankind He will destroy. Russia 
will witness many outrages. Great cities and small towns alike 
will be destroyed in a bloody revolution that will cause the 
death of half the population. In Istanbul (Constantinople) the 
Cross will replace the half-moon of Islamism, and Jerusalem 
will be the seat of a King. The southern Slavs will form a 
great Catholic Empire and drive out of Europe the Turks 
(Mohammedans), who will withdraw to North Africa and 
subsequently embrace the Catholic faith." 
|f 62. Marie de la Faudais ( 19th century). 'There will come 
three days of compelte darkness. Only blessed candles made 
of wax will give some light during this horrible darkness. One 
candle will last for three days, but they will not give light in 
the houses of the Godless. Lightning will penetrate your 
houses, but it will not put out the blessed candles. Neither 
wind, nor storm, nor earthquake will put out the blessed 
candles. Red clouds, like blood, will cross the sky, and the 
crash of thunder will shake the earth to its very core. The 
ocean will cast its foaming waves over the land, and the earth 
will be turned into a huge graveyard. The bodies of the 
wicked and of the righteous will cover the face of the earth. 
The famine that follows will be severe. All plant-life will be 
destroyed as well as three-fourths of the human race. This 
crisis will be sudden and the punishment will be world-wide." 
jf 63. Ossolinski Prophecy (19th century). 'The Western 
Lion, betrayed by its emancipated slaves, shall unite with the 
Cock and put a young man on the throne. This time, the 
strength of the disturbers of the earth is broken forever. 
Brother shall shake hands with brother, and the enemy shall 
withdraw to a far-away country. At the Rising Sun the Ham- 



Paragraph 63 77 

mer is broken. When the Black Eagle and the Hammer in- 
vade foreign countries, they shall perish on a river. The Bear 
falls after its second expedition. The Danube shines again in 
splendor. The Barbarians, stricken with great fear, flee in dis- 
array to Asia." 

Comment: The symbolism of this prophecy presents no diffi- 
culties, but not everyone is acquainted with the language of 
many prophets. Here, therefore, is the translation. 

England, ( tl the Western Lion") betrayed by her former 
colonies (which are still formally members of the Common- 
wealth), will unite with France and put a young Prince on the 
Throne. The strength of the Communists is broken forever, 
and the enemy withdraws to a distant country. In China, the 
Communist "Hammer" is broken. When Communism unites 
with Prussia (East Germany), they will both be defeated on 
the banks of the Rhine River (a correlation from other 
prophecies). Soviet Russia will collapse after her second ex- 
pedition. The Chinese, stricken with fear, flee back to their 
country. 

From this, and from inferences drawn from other prophe- 
cies, it seems that Soviet Russia and Communist China will 
be at war, and Russia will suffer military set-backs. At the 
same time, or shortly before, East Germany will wage war in 
the West with the support of Soviet Russia, but they will both 
be defeated in Westphalia by the Great King who will be in 
command of all the Western forces. These events will take 
place towards the end of the Great Disaster, not at the begin- 
ning. There will be a bloody revolution in Russia, perhaps as 
a result of her military defeats. Communism will be over- 
thrown. The new government will ask for U.S. support against 
China, and the Chinese will be defeated, their country occu- 
pied. 

|f 64. Maria de Tilly (19th century). i see a great dark- 
ness and lightning. Paris will be almost entirely destroyed by 
fire. Marseilles also will be destroyed, and other cities as 
well." 

Comment: The darkness is that of the prolonged night when 
tremendous lightning will streak across the sky from east to 
west and north to south. 



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|{ 65. Countess Francesco, de Billiante (20th century). "I 
see yellow warriors and red warriors marching against Eu- 
rope. Europe will be completely covered with a yellow fog 
that will kill the cattle in the fields. Those nations which have 
rebelled aginst the law of Christ will perish by fire. Europe 
will then be too large for them who survive. May the Lord 
grant to my grand-children the grace of persevering in the 
true Faith." 

|f 66. American Prophecy (20th century). "The yellow 
hordes of the Rising Sun and the troops of the middle king- 
dom will pour out their wrath on the people of the island 
kingdom which had gathered riches through trade." 

Comment: I have mislaid the exact references concerning 
this prophecy which I received many years ago. But I am 
quoting it because it confirms others of the same kind. 

|i 67. Helen Wallraff ( 19th century). "Some day a pope will 
flee from Rome in the company of only four cardinals . . . 
and they will come to Koeln [Cologne]." 

Comment: This prophecy lends credibility to what I have 
said before: only four cardinals will be with the Pope. The 
other faithful cardinals will be isolated in various countries, 
and unable to communicate because of the chaotic conditions 
prevailing then, and they will be in no position to elect a new 
Pope when the Pope of that time dies in his exile. As a result, 
the Roman anti-pope will be able to persuade many Catholics 
that he is the true Pope. This prophecy says that the Pope 
will come to Cologne (Koeln in German). There are others, 
too, which say that he will go to Germany; but many more 
insist that he will go overseas. Perhaps, he will go to Germany 
before going overseas. 

|1 68. Bishop George M. Wittman ( 19th century). "Very sad 
times are coming for the Holy Church of Jesus Christ. The 
Passion of Our Lord will be renewed in a most painful man- 
ner in the Church and in her supreme Head. Brutal hands will 
be laid upon his person. Secret societies will work great ruin, 
and they will exercise a great financial power." 

Comment: It is not possible here to discuss the very im- 



Paragraph 67 79 

portant question of economics. Economics, admittedly, is a 
complex science, and the various existing schools teach con- 
flicting principles. One thing is certain; today's economics are 
not designed for the furtherance of popular prosperity, but 
for the benefit of a few manipulators. The working force pro- 
vides the real wealth of a nation. The working force provides 
the goods and should be able, therefore, to enjoy the benefits 
which these goods bring with them. In actual fact, most sala- 
ries are totally inadequate, with the result that more goods 
are produced than can be sold. Alternatively, goods are pro- 
duced which do not contribute at all to popular prosperity, 
but only help the manipulators to increase their strangle-hold 
on the working force. Banks, for instance, which are neces- 
sary to a point and deserve a decent remuneration for the 
services they provide, are accumulating wealth all out of pro- 
portion to the work they do. They are continually putting up 
new skyscrapers for more office suites, more businesses, and 
more exploitation of the working class, while the man in the 
street cannot even afford a house for his family. We hear a 
great deal about "development" and "national prosperity," 
but such development and prosperity benefit only the finan- 
ciers. In fact, the so-called "national prosperity" is in the hands 
of a very few, and it is no right-wing extremism to claim that 
money is controlled by a Judeo-Masonic clique. 

|f 69. Franciscan Friar (18th century). "All the religious 
orders will be suppressed, except one, the rule of which will 
be as rigid and severe as that of the monks of the past. Dur- 
ing these calamities the Pope will die. As a result, the most 
painful anarchy will prevail within the Church. Three Popes 
will vie for the pontifical throne, one German, one Italian, 
and another Greek. They will all be installed by the armed 
might of three factions." 

|[ 70. Ida Peerdeman (20th century). "I clearly see the land 
of Italy before my eyes. It is as if a terrible storm were breaking 
out. I am forced to listen, and I hear a word: 'Exile.' " 
jf 7 1 . Blessed Gaspar Del Bufalo ( 1 9th century) . "The death 
of the impenitent persecutors of the Church will take place 
during the three days of darkness. He who outlives the dark- 
ness and the fear of these three days will think that he is 
alone on earth because the whole world will be covered with 
carcasses." 



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Comment: This prophecy confirms what I have said before: 
the passage of the comet will be the turning point, God's 
answer to the arrogance of the wicked, the end of the per- 
secutions and wholesale murders. But why does Blessed Gas- 
par use the word "carcasses" instead of "bodies?" Because, 
as I believe, human bodies will be in many cases indistin- 
guishable from animal carcasses — being burnt and blackened 
by the fires that will rage over the land. 

|f 72. Sister Marie of Jesus Crucified (19th century). "All 
the nations will be shaken by war and revolution. During the 
three days of darkness, the followers of the evil cause will be 
annihilated, so that only one-fourth of mankind will survive." 
\\ 73. Brother Anthony of Aachen (19th century). "Some 
day war will break out again in Alsace. I saw the French in 
Alsace with Strassburg at their rear, and I saw Italians fighting 
with them. Suddenly, great transports of troops arrived from 
the French side. A two-day battle ended with the defeat of the 
Prussian army. The French pursued the Prussians over the 
Rhine in many directions. In a second battle, at Frankfurt, 
the Prussians lost again and retreated as far as Siegburg, 
where they joined with a Russian army. The Russians made 
common cause with the Prussians. It seemed to me as if 
Austrians also were helping the French. The battle of Sieg- 
burg was more terrible than any before, and its like will never 
occur again. After some days, the Prussians and Russians re- 
treated and crossed to the left bank of the Rhine below Bonn. 
Steadily pressed by their opponents, they retired to Cologne, 
which had been bombed so much that only one-fourth of the 
city remained intact. Constantly in retreat, what was left of 
the Prussians moved to Westphalia where the last battle went 
against them. People greatly rejoiced because they were freed 
from the Prussians. Then, a new Emperor, about forty years 
old, was elected in Germany, and he met the Pope. Mean- 
while, epidemics broke out in the regions devastated by war 
and many people died. After the battle of Westphalia, the 
French returned to their country, and from then on there was 
peace between the French and the Germans. All exiles re- 
turned to their homes. When I begged God to take the ter- 
rible vision away, I heard a voice saying: 'Prussia must be 
humiliated in such a manner that it will never again bring 
sorrow to the Church.' 



Paragraph 73 81 

"In the following year, the Russians will war with the 
Turks, driving the latter out of Europe and taking Constan- 
tinople. The new German Emperor will mobilize for war, but 
the Germans will not go beyond their frontiers. When after- 
wards I was shown France and Germany, I shuddered at the 
losses that had taken place. Soon after the Russian-Turkish 
war, England also will be visited by war." 

Comment: A question arises: who are the soldiers called 
"the Prussians?" Are these East Germans only? It is fairly 
certain that East Germany will move first, but it must not be 
forgotten that Prussia does not consist of East Prussia only; it 
comprises also Brandenburg, Pomerania, Grenzmark, Silesia, 
Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Hanover, Westphalia, Hesse-Nas- 
sau, Rhineland and Hohenzollern; in fact the whole of North- 
ern Germany. Many of these states are now part of West 
Germany. Will West Germany, then, remain faithful to the 
West? It is difficult to say. The fortunes of politics can change 
almost overnight in a democracy. Under Chancellor Adenauer 
West Germany was quite decidedly pro-Western, but will she 
remain so under another leader? This is doubtful; there is 
much in these prophecies which appears to indicate that West 
Germany will sign an agreement with, and subsequently be 
dominated by, East Germany. In the context of these prophe- 
cies, therefore, the word "Prussia' 1 should not be interpreted 
in the restrictive sense of "East Germany, " but rather in the 
broader sense of "Germany, " especially northern Germany, 
with the possible — but possible only — exception of Bavaria 
and other southern Catholic states. 

jf 74. Fatima (20th century). Our Lady said: "If my re- 
quests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be 
peace. If not, Russia will spread her errors in every country, 
raising up wars and persecution against the Church; many will 
be martyred. The Holy Father will have much to suffer, and 
many nations will be destroyed/' 

Comment: This message was given shortly before Com- 
munism took over in Russia. The revelations of Fatima have 
been confirmed by Pius XII, John XXIII, and Paul VI. No 
Catholic worthy of the name can ignore them. This does not 
mean, however, that the other revelations given in this book 



82 Catholic Prophecy 

are open to doubt. Quite the opposite; most of them have 
been taken from Catholic hagiography and are completely re- 
liable too. But Fatima is more recent and has been given a 
wider publicity. Although less explicit than many others, the 
words have been sanctioned by a spectacular miracle, the 
reality of which can be ascertained from the Portuguese news- 
papers of that time, which were by no means favorably dis- 
posed to the Church. The message of Fatima in its entirety 
can be summed up as follows: 

• Do penance and pray the Rosary. Or else . . . 

• Russia will spread her errors throughout the world. 

• Terrible persecutions will take place. 

• Many nations will be destroyed. 

• The Pope will have much to suffer. 

• The Church will be split into two camps. 

• But peace will finally be given to the world. 

Many other messages have been given to the world since 
1917: Beauraing, Banneux, OsnabrLick, Girkalnis, Bonate, 
Caderosa, Heede, Pfaffenhofen, Montichiari, Espis, Gimigli- 
ano, Sisov, Sicily, Necedah, Garabandal, San Damiano, 
Mexico, Quebec, New Norcia, and many others. Some have 
been already approved by the Church, some are still being 
investigated, others have been the object of a negative judg- 
ment, and still others have been condemned. 

All these recent messages, however, confirm what the other 
prophecies say. 



2 

THE COMET 



Comets are fiery bodies hurtling through space which, un- 
like the stars, are of low density, and, unlike the planets, have 
orbits around the sun that are very eccentric. Comets consist 
of three different parts: the head, the "hair" and the tail. The 
hair is formed of gases the brightness of which lessens the 
farther it reaches from the head. 

When passing close to the sun, a comet emits a tail which 
always remains in the direction of the sun, and not necessarily 
behind the comet. The tail does not later return to the comet, 
but disperses into space. When the tail of a comet crosses the 
path of a planet, its remnants crash to the ground. 

More than sixty comets are known to belong to our solar 
system, and they re-appear at intervals up to eighty years. But 
it is estimated that there exist hundreds of thousands of 
comets, and it is not known whether some will ever re-appear. 
About 500 are sighted through telescopes every 100 years, 
and it is thought that their average cycle is equal to tens of 
thousands of years. 

It can be assumed that the larger of these comets would 
cause such disturbances in the solar system that life on the 
planets would be greatly affected. However, many civiliza- 
tions would have time to develop, flourish and perish between 
two consecutive passages of such long-cycle comets, and the 
passage of a comet need not mean the complete annihilation 
of human life. Indeed, almost all the ancient civilizations 
known to man have left evidence of such destruction by 
comets. It is quite likely that the destructions recorded in the 
Book of Exodus were caused by a comet. 

Comets cause fears which are often quite groundless, but it 
must not be inferred that such fears are always due to ig- 
norance or superstition. The Comet of Brook, for example, 
hit Jupiter in 1886 and, as a consequence, the Comet's cycle 
was changed from twenty-nine to seven years; whereas Jupiter 
was delayed by only two minutes (which shows the dispro- 
portion between the mass of a comet and that of a planet). 



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Nevertheless, such an encounter is more than sufficient to wipe 
out all traces of life on a planet. If the comet's atmosphere is 
composed of methane, as is sometimes the case, the earth's 
atmosphere would be irremediably poisoned. 

Concerning Exodus, let us recall briefly a situation which 
afflicted the Egyptians, the crossing dry-shod of the Red Sea 
and the prolonged duration of the day. In Mexico, on the 
other hand, a prolonged night was recorded, as evidenced by 
archeological discoveries. The passage of a comet at that time 
was recorded, not only in the book of Exodus, but also in 
other documents: an Egyptian papyrus, a Mexican manu- 
script, a Finnish narration, and many others. The book of 
Exodus, it is true, does not speak of the comet itself, but only 
of what certainly appears to be its logical effects. We have 
seen that Nostradamus and other prophets use the term 
"bloody" and "ferruginous" when speaking of the light of the 
comet which is to come, but it is never referred to as "fiery 
red/' This is in perfect accord with ancient records on the 
Exodus comet: "Non igneo sed sanguineo rubore fuisse." ("It 
was not the redness of fire, but the redness of blood.") 

Will the comet to come be the same as that of Exodus? It 
is not impossible, when we consider the description of the 
plagues as given in Exodus and those described in our Chris- 
tian prophecies. When the tail of the Exodus comet crossed 
the path of the earth, a red dust, impalpable, like fine flour, 
began to fall. It was too fine to be seen, which is why it is not 
named in Exodus (7:21), but it colored everything red, and 
the water of the Egyptians was changed into "blood." The fish 
died and the water was poisoned by the decomposition of their 
flesh. It is for this reason that the Egyptians had to "scratch 
the earth," that is to say, to open new wells. A similar occur- 
rence was recorded in various parts of the world. After the 
fine rusty pigment fell over Egypt, there followed a coarser 
dust — "like ash," this is recorded in Exodus, for then it was 
visible. This ash irritated the skin and eyes of both men and 
animals. They scratched themselves and sores formed; boils 
appeared and changed into pustules for want of being treated. 
Soon, the infection spread to the whole body and death fol- 
lowed. After that ash-like substance came a shower of fine 
sand, then coarse sand, grit, gravel, small stones, large stones, 
and finally, boulders. The narrative of the Book of Exodus 
confirms this and is in turn corroborated by various docu- 



The Comet 85 

ments found in Mexico, Finland, Siberia, Egypt, and India. It 
is therefore certain that a comet crossed the path of the earth 
more than 3,000 years ago, causing widespread destruction. 
This is the kind of phenomenon (if the prophecies are accu- 
rate) which is soon to strike the earth again. And now, as it 
was then, this exceptional occurrence will be permitted by 
God as a punishment for the sins of men. 

Mountains will literally split open; the sea will overrun 
whole provinces and possibly even small nations such as Hol- 
land; some coastal plains will just collapse into the sea; the 
sky will be on fire in many places when the oxygen of the 
earth's atmosphere will ignite the hydrogen of the comet's tail. 
As a result, tremendous hurricanes will be induced, adding to 
the devastation. The oxygen supply being used up in those 
regions where the sky fire will rage, people who leave their 
houses will die from asphyxiation, which is probably why 
many prophecies say: "Stay indoors; keep your windows 
shut." But the hurricanes will promptly bring back fresh sup- 
plies of oxygen with the effect that this ordeal will be of very 
short duration. Then, torrential rains will fall, quenching the 
many fires on earth, but, at the same time, causing widespread 
flooding. After all these disasters, food will be so scarce that 
a general famine will follow. Millions of people will starve to 
death; their unburied bodies will cause pestilence and epi- 
demics all over the land. And so, the loss of life through 
natural disturbancs will be such as to make appear negligible 
the number of lives lost through human acts of war. For the 
above reasons, it would have been misleading to call the Great 
Disaster "World War III." 

Admittedly, the prophecies do not give a description of the 
many plagues that will strike mankind in the manner 1 have 
just detailed, and I may possibly be wrong in some details; 
but the prophecies do insist on the occurrence of those 
plagues, namely, fire in the sky, fires on earth, hail of stones, 
violent lightning, complete darkness, gigantic earthquakes, 
tidal waves, droughts, floods, air made irrespirable, tremen- 
dous hurricanes, famines, epidemics, and the presence of a 
comet. In other words, the prophecies list the various plagues 
but without giving an overall picture. In my opinion, the 
comet will be responsible for the other plagues in the order 
which I have tentatively indicated. Let me elaborate on this 
point in tabloid form for greater clarity: 



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• The Comet approaches the earth: Climatic changes take 
place. Droughts and floods occur. Summer is cold because 
the comet's gases interfere with normal solar radiation. 

• The Comet is now very close: Climatic changes worsen. 
Food shortage begins. Winter is hot because the comet is 
now close enough to radiate its own heat. 

• Hail of stones: This occurs either before or after the sky 
fire, and is preceded by a rain of dust, and caused by the 
comet's tail. 

• Sky fire: The hydrogen of the comet's tail mixes with the 
oxygen of the earth's atmosphere and is ignited. 

• Violent lightning: Caused by electrical discharges between 
the earth and the comet's head. 

• Air made irrespirable: Caused by a shortage of oxygen in 
the earth's atmosphere or by deadly gases, such as methane. 

• Fires on earth: The land has been heated by the comet's 
head and is very dry and hot. Lightning strikes. Fields, for- 
ests, and cities flare up. 

• Droughts: Same reason as above, plus climatic changes. 

• Floods: The combustion of the comet's hydrogen in the 
sky causes not only a shortage of oxygen, but also the for- 
mation of huge clouds which condense into torrential rains. 

• Hurricanes: Like the droughts and the floods (both of 
which will precede and follow the encounter with the 
comet) , the hurricanes are caused by climatic changes. But 
like the droughts that will immediately precede the en- 
counter, and the floods that will immediately follow it, the 
hurricanes also are caused by the encounter itself. More- 
over, the huge sky fires will create powerful fire tornadoes. 
(From this, it follows that there will be at least three dif- 
ferent waves of droughts, floods, and hurricanes: before, 
during, and after the encounter — which is what some 
prophecies say and is in accord with scientific theory.) 

• Darkness: Caused by the thick dust and gases of the 
comet's tail and possibly by the thick layers of clouds in 
the sky following the combustion of the hydrogen and be- 
fore the torrential rains begin. The sun, then, will be blotted 
out for three days. 

• Earthquakes and Tidal Waves: Caused by the gravitational 
pull of the comet's head. 

• Famines: Caused by droughts, fires, and floods. 

• Epidemics: Caused by the famines and injuries. 



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It is interesting to note, too, that many prophecies mention 
that the land will yield abundantly during the period of peace 
which will follow. This is quite understandable: the violent 
lightning will have enriched the soil with large quantities of 
nitrogen. Moreover, it is quite possible that some of the dust, 
which the prophecies say will be released by the comet's tail, 
will be rich in minerals and have fertilizing properties. The 
very precipitation of the nitrogen will help restore the proper 
balance of the atmosphere after the binding of so much oxy- 
gen into water. Here, for the benefit of those of my readers 
who may not be aware of it, I must add that water is a com- 
bination of oxygen and hydrogen. The combustion of hydro- 
gen binds some oxygen and produces water. Also, the atmos- 
phere which we breathe is made up of various gases, mainly 
nitrogen and oxygen. We need oxygen in order to survive. 
The binding of large quantities of oxygen, therefore, causes 
asphyxiation. Likewise, lightning precipitates the nitrogen of 
the air into the soil where it is a fertilizing agent, since all 
plants need nitrogen, but only a few can absorb it directly 
from the air. Without this scientific data it would be difficult 
to understand what has been said above. 



3 

THE END OF THE WORLD 



Christ Himself has warned us that "no one knows of the 
day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but the Father 
only." {Matt. 24:36). It is futile, therefore, to attempt to de- 
termine any date for the end of the world. At the same time, 
however, Christ gave us a number of signs to watch for, and 
he added "When you see all these things, know that it is near, 
even at the door." {Matt. 24:33). Now what are these signs? 

1. The Gospel shall be preached in the whole world. 

2. A universal falling away from the Faith. 

3. The coming of Antichrist. 

4. The return of the Jews to the Holy Land. 

5. Widespread disturbances of nature. 

St. Alphonsus di Liguori enlarges on these signs as follows: 

1. The Gospel shall be preached freely in the whole world. 

2. All the nations of the earth shall fall away from the Faith. 

3. The Holy Roman Empire shall collapse. 

4. Antichrist shall come. 

5. Henoch and Elias shall return to preach. 

6. The Jews shall return to the Holy Land. 

7. The powers of heaven shall be shaken. 

8. The stars shall fall from heaven. 

9. Widespread earthquakes, tidal waves, lightning, wars, fam- 
ines, and epidemics shall occur. 

Now, the question is this: "Have any of these signs come 
to pass already?" The answer cannot be definite and clear cut. 
It may be asserted that the first two signs are already here: in- 
deed, the Gospel has been preached in every nation, and there 
is overwhelming evidence of a general falling away from the 
Faith. Yet, it has been, and it may still be contended that the 
preaching of the Gospel must be absolutely world-wide and 
reach every single human being, and not be merely confined 
to pockets of missionary activity in every nation. It can also 
be objected that the current faithlessness is not general enough 
to be applied to the second sign; indeed, the Church is still 
very active and influential. Some statesmen are openly profes- 



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sing their Catholic Faith; some governments are wholly or 
almost wholly Catholic (e.g., Spain, Portugal, and Ireland). 

In my opinion, the two interpretations are valid if given the 
necessary qualifications. This is so because there are two dif- 
ferent stages within the Latter-Days period: the first, heralding 
the final stage, being of lesser intensity; the final stage bring- 
ing about the consummation of the world. To each of these 
two stages will the proximate signs of the End apply. Thus, 
we are now about to enter the first stage, the Great Dis- 
aster which is imminent and which will be followed by a 
period of peace. So, we can already see the signs of its com- 
ing: the Gospel has been preached in every nation (although 
imperfectly), and the falling away from the Faith is world- 
wide (yet incomplete). Then, the lands of the former Roman 
Empire will be in a state of utter chaos and anarchy. Com- 
munism (a prefiguration of Antichrist) will triumph (but its 
victory will be as short-lived as that of Antichrist some thirty 
years later). The Great King to-be and the Holy Pontiff will 
reveal themselves to the world and fight Communism, thus 
prefiguring Henoch and Elias. Stones will fall from heaven; 
earthquakes and tidal waves will wreak havoc throughout the 
world; famines and epidemics will be widespread. Thus will 
come the end of the first stage, or "the Good Friday of Chris- 
tendom." The resurrection will be spectacular: the Great King 
will be the Emperor of Western Europe, and anointed by the 
Holy Pontiff. Many Jews and all non-Catholic Christians will 
turn to the True Faith. The Mohammedans will embrace 
Christianity, as also the Chinese. In short, virtually the whole 
world will be Catholic. This universal preaching of the Gos- 
pel, in turn, will constitute the first sign of the second stage. 
Toward the end of the Great King's reign, people will fall 
away again from the Faith (the second sign). Then, the Holy 
Roman Empire will collapse (Third sign). Antichrist will 
come (Fourth sign). Henoch and Elias will be sent down 
again in order to fight Antichrist (fifth sign). The Jews will 
return to Palestine (sixth sign). New disturbances of nature 
will take place (seventh, eighth, and ninth signs). 

This personal interpretation of mine is based on my knowl- 
edge of a large number of private prophecies, and on exten- 
sive and painstaking cross-references and correlations made 
many years ago, when I was in a position to devote much 
time to studying these prophecies. Moreover, this interpreta- 



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tion is not incompatible with Scripture. Indeed, Scripture sup- 
ports it in many cases. We read in the Gospel, for instance, a 
description of various evils followed by the caution: "But the 
end is not yet" (Matt. 24:6), and, again, a description of 
pestilence, famines and earthquakes, with the conclusion: 
"But these things are the beginnings of sorrows," (Matt. 
24:8), the first stage only. Then, we are told that "the Gospel 
is to be preached in the whole world" {Matt. 24:14) before 
the End finally comes. In Verse 15, another description of 
these events is given, but it is clear that Verses 9 to 14 formed 
an indivisible whole, as did Verses 4 to 8. Then, at the end of 
that third passage (Verses 15 to 22) we are informed again 
that those days will be shortened for the sake of the elect, 
otherwise no living creature would be saved. 

For the above reasons I regard it as certain that there will 
be two different stages. The first stage will only be the begin- 
ning of sorrows, and it will be shortened for the sake of the 
elect, and the Gospel will then be preached throughout the 
world. This will be the period of peace under the Great Mon- 
arch, the period of conversions and general prosperity which 
we and our children may enjoy — in short, the period of 
peace promised by Our Lady of Fatima. 



NOSTRADAMUS 



|j 75. Michel De Nostredame (Michael of Our Lady) Known 
as Nostradamus. Nostradamus was born in the South of 
France in 1503 where he studied the humanities. He obtained 
his doctorate in philosophy and medicine at the age of twenty- 
six. Later, he was appointed adviser and personal physician to 
the Kings of France, a post which he retained through the 
reigns of Henry II, Francis II, and Charles IX. A member of 
the Third Order of St. Francis, he enjoyed the friendship of 
Pope Pius IV. He was a devout Catholic all his life, and he 
died in 1566. 

I make no apologies for quoting Nostradamus. I am aware, 
of course, that he is not regarded very highly by some of the 
more educated people in this part of the world, although he 
enjoys considerable popularity among lovers of sensationalism. 
This unfortunate state of affairs has been brought about by 
the shameless commercial exploitation of his works. In point 
of fact, however, Nostradamus was an authentic seer and, in 
the Old World, many an erudite has not deemed it beneath his 
dignity to spend long hours poring over his predictions. The 
list of lay and clerical authors who have written books on 
Nostradamus over the last 150 years is quite impressive, and 
I once knew a medical specialist of high renown, a man of 
great learning, now deceased, who wrote at least three books 
on the prophecies of Nostradamus. His familiarity with the 
Greek and Latin languages and with the dialect of southern 
France enabled him to decipher many of the most obscure of 
Nostradamus' coined words. 

Yes, I have every reason indeed to regard Nostradamus as 
a genuine seer. I know that Dr. Rumble of Sydney would not 
agree with me, and Dr. Rumble is quite an erudite too — on 
a par with some of the clerical writers I have just mentioned. 
But, however great his erudition, Dr. Rumble had to spe- 
cialize in breadth of knowledge rather than in depth. This was 
required by his very functions as a ''Radio-Replies" man. No 
one could possibly answer such diverse questions as he was 



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asked without having at his disposal a good library of refer- 
ence books. But once you consult a work of reference, you 
have to take at its face value the information given therein. 
On controverted questions, this is unreliable. 

Although a pygmy compared to the intellectual giant that 
Dr. Rumble is, 1, on the other hand, became acquainted with 
Nostradamus not less than thirty-two years ago and feel en- 
titled to say without exaggeration that I know the man and 
his works. Not only the man and his works, but also a number 
of the works that have been written about him. This necessary 
introduction being made, here now are some of his prophe- 
cies. 
f75.1 4.50 

Libra shall see the Hesperides reign, 
Of heaven and earth shall hold the monarchy, 
Not to perish under any Asian forces, 
Until seven in rank have held the Hierarchy. 

Comment: A bad start, you may say! It is unintelligible. Not 
really so, however, once you are fully acquainted with Nos- 
tradamus' symbolism. 

The Hesperides' Gardens is that fabulous land of plenty, 
west of Gibraltar, from which Hercules brought back to 
Greece the Golden Apples. That land is the United States, and 
the above quatrain, interpreted, should read thus: 

Under the sign of Libra, America shall reign, 
Shall hold power in the sky and on land, 
Shall never perish under Asian forces, 
Until seven Pontificates have passed. 

Comment: As a great world power, the U.S.A. began its 
"reign" during the First World War — but it was not the 
greatest world power; in 1918, that was France. In 1945, 
however, the U.S.A. was, by and large, the greatest world 
power. I think it is from the reign of Pius XII that the seven 
Pontificates must be counted, and this brings us to the last 
Pope according to St. Malachy's list — when the world will 
end. It is debatable, of course, whether the U.S.A. is still the 
leading world power; the inane policies of the Washington 
politicians since 1945 have been quite successful in lowering 
U.S. prestige and influence, and the Vietnam War seems to 



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suggest that the giant has feet of clay. However, it must be 
borne in mind that the Washington politicians have never 
really wanted to win the Vietnam War. That war could have 
been won within a few months if the U.S. Army had been al- 
lowed to land in North Vietnam. Finally, in the unlikely event 
of an all-out war with Soviet Russia, I am inclined to think 
that the U.S. would prove the stronger of the two. The great- 
est weakness of the U.S. is moral corruption. But, miracu- 
lously, when an all-out war erupts, people pull themselves up 
by the bootstraps and forget about drugs and sex. On the 
other hand, the greatest weakness of Soviet Russia is internal 
discontent, and when a global war breaks out, the dissenters, 
far from rallying round the Government, may seize this 
unique opportunity to revolt. We saw this during World War 
II when whole Russian armies, hundreds of thousands of sol- 
diers, defected to the Germans and were anxious to liberate 
their homeland under the leadership of their general, Vlassov. 
To my mind, this is why Soviet Russia is so careful in its 
dealings with the U.S. They just do not relish the prospect of 
a global war. And if the Washington political careerists had 
taken this into account since 1945, it is fairly certain that 
Communism would now be a thing of the past — without any 
war. The history of post-war U.S. diplomacy is a story of 
missed opportunities. 

I must be pardoned for elaborating on the subject. But this 
study in prophecy would lose its significance — in fact might 
become irrelevant if I did not examine the political context of 
the period to which these prophecies refer. So, let me explain 
a little further the story of "missed opportunities." 

In 1945, the U.S. was the only nuclear power in the world. 
When the Soviets decided on the Berlin Blockade, what did 
the U.S. do? At great expense, it organized an air bridge; 
whereas, the only logical answer worthy of the leading nation 
was to force the way with tanks through the blockade. No, 
there would have been no war: the Russians could not afford 
it. But their loss of prestige in the satellite countries would 
have been tremendous, and the consequences for them would 
have been incalculable. 

Next came the Korean War. General MacArthur had a 
plan to finish it quickly, a plan that would have in the process 
brought to its knees the rising power of Communist China. 
But Washington opposed it and recalled MacArthur (as a re- 



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ward for his genius, no doubt). In 1956 there was Hungary; 
after the popular uprising, the Russian tanks left the country 
and remained poised for several days on the other side of the 
border, waiting to see what action the U.S. would take. Mean- 
time, the newly-formed Hungarian government asked the 
U.S. for support — which was refused — and they then ap- 
proached several European countries. Spain offered to send a 
few planes, but re-fuelling facilities were required in West 
Germany. West Germany did grant, or was about to grant, 
those facilities when the U.S. stepped in and threatened West 
Germany with economic sanctions. Bonn had to back down. 
Result, the Russian tanks poured back into Hungary and 
crushed the uprising in a bloodbath. 

Is it the end of the ''missed opportunities?" Not in the least! 
but I cannot review them all: Yalta, Poland, East Germany, 
the Middle East, Cuba, Laos, Vietnam, Czechoslovakia, the 
list is long indeed. And, except in these last few years, the 
risk of all-out war with Russia was non-existent. Even now, 
this risk is minimal if the Washington politicians would but 
allow the U.S. Army to show its teeth. 

Back now to Nostradamus. He foresaw the Age of Enlight- 
enment and the subequent development of the printed word 
which man is using to boast of his achievements. It is to be 
noted that in his time printed books were still comparatively 
few. 

\\ 75.2 Letters will do such great and unequalled boasting . . . 
He foresaw the development of radiology and, as his apposi- 
tion of "rare metals" and "waves" makes clear, the develop- 
ment of nuclear power — a thing which was undreamed of in 
his time. 

U 75.3 "The complete transformation of incorruptible metals 
and mysterious waves. . ." (i.e. Plutonium and Gamma and 
Beta rays). 

He foresaw the decadence of the spiritual and temporal 
powers (the Church and the secular governments), modern 
irreligion, and the general revolt against authority; plus, he 
foresaw that the Church would be affected first. Indeed, it is 
only within the last twenty years that anarchy has been 
spreading; whereas, irreligion began in the 18th century. 



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|f 75.4 "Momentous and painful events, calamitous adven- 
tures are drawing close . . . first, the temples of the Lord; 
then, those whose power is on earth, when the enemies of 
Jesus Christ shall begin to multiply. . ." 

He also foresaw much of what the other prophecies men- 
tion: 

|f 75.5 "I find that learning shall be at a great loss, and that 
so many great floods shall happen before the universal con- 
flagration, that there shall scarcely be any land that shall not 
be covered with water, and this shall last so long that except 
from what lives on mountains and in waters, all shall perish. 
Before and after these floods, however, there shall be such 
scarcity of rain and such a great deal of fire, and burning 
stones shall fall from heaven, that nothing unconsumed shall 
remain. The world shall be so diminished, and so few men 
shall be left on earth, that not enough will be found to plow 
the fields, and these will stay in fallow as long as they had 
once been tilled." 

He gave the correct date when the Christian Calendar was 
abolished in France: (It was restored later by Napoleon I.) 

|f 75.6 "And it shall be in the year 1792, which will be 
thought to be a renewal of time. . ." 

He foresaw the rise of authoritarian regimes in Italy, Ger- 
many and Spain (Mussolini assumed power in 1922, Hitler in 
1933, Franco in 1938). 

|f 75.7 "And three regions shall be over a wide extent of 
leagues, namely, the Roman, the German, and the Spanish. 
They shall be equal in nature, but much different in faith." 

There is another passage that should be inserted before the 
last sentence above, but it is practically impossible to translate 
it satisfactorily as the sense is quite obscure. However, it 
clearly refers to a war, and two or three countries, by indi- 
cating the nearest latitude of their capital cities. Thus, 48° 
for Paris (although it should really be 49°); 50° for Prague; 
52° for London, Berlin and Warsaw. It goes on to say that 



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the first areas (50° and 52°) will be the first to "tremble", fol- 
lowed by the Western, the Southern and the Eastern, in that 
order. Indeed, Prague and Warsaw were the first to "tremble" 
(March 1939 and September 1939). Then, came Paris (May 
1940); Greece (October 1940); Russia (June 1941). It could 
not have been more accurate. Yet, it is impossible to recon- 
struct this passage, which is a jumble of verbs, nouns and ad- 
jectives, with no apparent connection. This obscurity, of 
course, is deliberate. In nine different passages at least, Nos- 
tradamus explains that it is not expedient to be too specific 
and that he has "roughed up" his original vaticinations so that 
they might be passed by the ecclesiastical censor. "But," he 
says, "I could have given the dates for every event which my 
prophetical instinct enabled me to see because I have worked 
out all dates through astrological calculations." Nostradamus 
had a natural gift of clairvoyance coming from God, of 
course, as all things come from God, but not immediately in- 
spired by God. Moreover, he was a scientist and an accom- 
plished scholar. Astrology had no secrets for him, and it is 
his knowledge of astrology that enabled him to find out the 
dates (he gives precisions about this in twelve different pas- 
sages). 

Astrology is, to the mind of modern men, a superstition, 
but it was not so in the past, in those so-called Dark Ages 
which, in his foolish pride, modern man derides. Astrology 
was then held in high esteem by men such as Galileo and St. 
Thomas Aquinas. It is only comparatively recently that ra- 
tionalistic philosophers and scientists decided that there was 
nothing but superstition in Astrology (although, to be sure, a 
great deal of what is currently presented as "Astrology" is just 
that). Yet, some fifteen years ago in Paris, a group of biolo- 
gists and radiologists established experimentally that the sun 
and the moon did influence some biological processes. And 
since the exercise of our free-will depends on our thinking 
power, which in turn rests on biological processes, it is not 
hard to see that the stars may indeed have a bearing on the 
future of mankind. Let us consider another passage on the 
Second World War: 

fl 75.8 "Italy, emulating Ancient Rome, will raise great 
armies and put her wings high in the sky (planes). And at 
that time, great Bysantine sails (the British fleet based in the 



Paragraph 75.8 99 

Middle East), with the help and power of Aquila (the Ameri- 
can Eagle), shall meet the Ligustics (Italians) and hinder 
them so, that the two Cretans (the perfidious ones: Hitler and 
Mussolini), shall not keep their faith. In the sea, there shall 
be great commotion, beginning in the Panpotam (Sicily) to 
the European Mesopotamia (Italy) at forty-five and others, 
from forty-one, forty-two, and thirty-seven/' 

Comment: This passage would have been incomprehensible 
before the events it describes. But not so now. kk Pan-Potam" 
means Sicily because this coined word means in effect 
"island". European "Meso-Potamia" means Italy because the 
word means ''Peninsula" in Greek. The figures 45, 41, 42, 
and 37 are degrees of latitude. And so, this passage can be 
explicated as follows: 

"Italy will emulate Ancient Rome. She will raise great 
armies and put her planes in the sky. But the British fleet of 
the Middle East, supported by the Americans, will confront 
the Italians with the result that Italy and Germany will not 
keep their faith. There will be great activity at sea. It will 
begin in Sicily (where he Americans under Patton, and the 
English under Montgomery landed in July 1943). It will be 
then carried to the mainland of Italy." 

All this is strictly correct: the Anglo-Americans landed in 
Sicily first (37° of latitude), then on the mainland at Naples 
and Salerno ( Between 4 1 ° and 42° latitude) where bloody fight- 
ing took place. Finally, the war ended when the Allies had 
reached the North of Italy (45°). Meantime, and even before 
the Salerno landing took place, the Italians had broken their 
faith with Germany (six days before, exactly), so that the 
Fifth American Army of General Clark was confronted, not 
by Italian troops, but by German troops under Rommel and 
Kesselring. Let us now turn to Nostradamus' prophecies of 
events yet to come. 

As the above passage has shown, it is extremely difficult to 
interpret Nostradamus' predictions before the events. Once 
the events have come to pass, however, some significant de- 
tails always make it possible to identify the passage con- 
cerned. Regarding the future, therefore, all one can do is to 



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give an outline, and qualify any possible interpretation of de- 
tails by means of a question mark. 

|f 75.9 "After this, the Barren Female (the revolution), 
more powerful than the second (Russian Revolution), shall 
be received in two countries: the first, obstinate, which used 
to rule all the others (England?); the second, and the third 
which shall deploy its forces in Eastern Europe, shall be de- 
feated in Pannonia (Hungary) but shall send its navy to 
Sicily and to the east coast of Italy before being soundly de- 
feated in Italy and in Germany/' 

Comment: The "Second" is probably Italy where the Revo- 
lution will be raging according to many prophecies. The 
"Third" will not be in the throes of a revolution; it is the Arab 
world, "the southern Ally of Russia," as Nostradamus says 
elsewhere. The Mohammedans will take advantage of the 
complete anarchy prevailing in Western Europe, and proclaim 
a new "Holy War." They will be armed by Soviet Russia who 
will endeavor not to become involved directly, at least not in 
the beginning. 

jf 75.10 "And in that time and in these countries the Powers 
of Hell shall set up against the Church of Jesus Christ the 
might of the enemies of His law. This will be the second Anti- 
christ, and he will persecute the Church and its true Vicar 
through the power of temporal rulers who, in their ignorance, 
shall have been deceived by high-sounding words that will do 
more harm than a sword in the hands of a madman. And this 
shall last until the appearance of him who is of noble birth 
and whose time shall have come. . ." [some unintelligible de- 
tails follow this]. 

Comment: Here the role of Russia is clearly outlined: no 
direct involvement, but her propaganda will deceive many 
foreign rulers, ignorant of the true purpose and nature of 
Communism. And this will last until the appearance of the 
Great King to-be. As we have seen earlier, Russia will finally 
intervene directly but will be defeated by the Great King with 
the help of God. 

Soviet Russia is called the "second Antichrist". In fact, 
there will be only one Antichrist properly so-called, and he 



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will come at the end of the Great King's reign. But, according 
to Nostradamus, two others will come before who can be 
called Antichrist figuratively. The first Antichrist was either 
Hitler or Napoleon. Let us recall here that Nostradamus calls 
Napoleon "the first Son of the Revolution." Likewise, he calls 
the Russian Revolution, the "second" revolution. It seems 
likely, then, that the first Antichrist was Napoleon who 
forcibly brought back to France the Popes of his time and 
cast them into jail (Pius VI and Pius VII). Surely, a tem- 
poral ruler who lays his hands on the Vicar of Christ is an 
Antichrist by that very act. 

Note, too, the reference to the "true' 1 Vicar of Christ — 
which seems to imply that there will be a "false'' one, or an 
anti-pope. 

|f 75. 1 1 "Then shall there be against the Church a greater 
persecution than ever was. And thereupon such great epi- 
demics shall develop that more than two-thirds of the world 
shall perish, so much so that no one shall know the owners 
of the fields and houses, and grass shall grow in the streets of 
the cities knee-high and even more. 

'in those days of desolation the largest cities will be de- 
populated, and he who would return therein shall be struck 
by the wrath of God. And the Sacred Place shall be turned 
into a stable for cattle, large and small, and put to profane 
uses. O what a calamitous time shall it be for women with 
child! (Cf. Matt. 24:19). 

"And during the said astrological computations, in harmony 
with Holy Writ, the persecution against the clergy shall have 
its beginning in the power of the North united with the East, 
and it shall last eleven years, or a little less, when the chief 
northern ruler shall fall, and his southern ally shall persecute 
the Church even more for three years by the apostolical se- 
duction of one who has absolute power over the militant 
Church of God. 

"The holy people of God, the keepers of His law, and all 
the religious orders shall be grievously persecuted and af- 
flicted, so much that the blood of the true ecclesiastics shall 
flow all over. One of these horrible temporal rulers shall be 
highly praised by his followers for having spilled more of the 
innocent ecclesiastics' human blood than anyone could do 
with wine. The said ruler shall commit incredible crimes 



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against the Church, and human blood shall run in the streets 
and in the churches as water after a heavy rainstorm. And 
the rivers shall also be red with blood. 11 

Comment: Here, again, the mention of ''true" ecclesiastics 
seems to imply that a section of the clergy will apostatize and 
follow the anti-pope. Concerning the "eleven" years, I defi- 
nitely think that this is a mistake — perhaps a misprint in the 
original edition. It should read either eleven months, or one 
year. One and eleven cannot be confused in English, but in 
old French an extra letter and the substitution of an "o" for a 
"u" turns one into eleven. A misprint is therefore a distinct 
possibility. All other prophecies say that the great crisis will 
be of short duration, and the whole events should not last 
more than four years. 

1175.12 "And the countries, towns, cities, governments, and 
provinces which had left their former ways in the belief that 
they would free themselves, but which had become more 
deeply enslaved by treachery and had lost their religion, shall 
then start to strike on the left part in order to return to the 
right, and shall give back to the Church her former glory." 

Comment: This passage is plain enough: many nations will 
choose Communism in the belief that they will thus win com- 
plete freedom. This will be achieved by treachery and lying 
promises. (See previously: "high-sounding words that will do 
more harm than a sword in the hands of a madman.") But 
they will realize their error, and a general popular uprising 
against Communism will take place. They will strike the left 
to return to the right, and under the leadership of the Great 
King, they will restore the Church to her former glory. This 
is a remarkable prophecy, seeing that it was written in the 
16th century when neither the right nor the left existed in the 
political spectrum. 

Another lengthy passage follows the above excerpt, but the 
style is clumsy, and the sentences run for lines on end without 
a single full stop. Little would be gained by quoting it in 
full. Here are the salient points with my own interpretation: 

|f75.13 "The Communists will at first try to deceive (the 
Christians), but as soon as they think they are masters of the 



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whole world they will know no. restraint and will begin to 
liquidate people by the million. However, a stupendous phe- 
nomenon will thwart their plans. (See previous prophecies). 
Taking advantage of this, a number of military leaders will 
rebel and will deprive Communism of its "two swords" (De- 
ceit and War), leaving only the symbols of these (the ham- 
mer — brutal force; and the sickle — -the lies that undermine 
from below). These symbols will make a last attempt to 
arouse the people's enthusiasm, but in vain. The Great King 
to-be will then be known, and the people will follow him in 
order to free themselves from the slavery they had themselves 
consented to. They will take up arms, and the uprising will 
begin in a city astride two rivers (possibly the city of Plancus, 
mentioned elsewhere, in which case it would be Lyons, in 
France). Finally, the supreme Communist ruler himself will 
be unseated and put in the pillory. 

^| 75.14 "Then, within the same year and through the fol- 
lowing years, a most horrible epidemic of plague shall break 
out, caused by the preceding famine, and such great tribulations 
as never have happened since the foundation of the Christian 
Church in the Latin regions, not even in Spain where traces 
remain. Thereupon, the third ruler of Aquila, hearing the 
cries of anguish of the peoples of his principal title, shall raise 
up so great an army, and shall retrace the steps of his an- 
cestors in order to put most nations back on their feet again. 
"Then, shall the Great Vicar of the Cope be restored in his 
former estate/' 

Comment: This is one of the very few references to an 
American intervention to be found in the prophecies. This in- 
tervention will take place toward the end of the holocaust. 
That this passage refers to America is almost certain. The 
"title" of the U.S.A. is its being Western and European in cul- 
ture, even though it lies beyond the ocean. Nostradamus gives 
the added precision that he "shall retrace the steps of his an- 
cestors. ,n Moreover, the emblem of the American Coat of 
Arms is the White Eagle (Aquila in Latin). But why the 
"third ruler of Aquila?" The most likely interpretation is that 
there shall rise a great American president, of the stature of 
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who will thus be 
"the third [great] ruler of Aquila." There is a lengthy 
prophecy about such a person which, as well as I can deter- 



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mine, has never been fulfilled by any one so far. But there is a 
deliberate ambiguity in Nostradamus' terminology; he uses the 
word "Aquilonnaire" which may mean either "of Aquila", or 
"of the North wind". As a result, the word may stand for 
either "U.S.A." or "Russia", according to the context. But the 
context, here, makes it clear that Aquila is the U.S.A. To a 
16th or even 19th-century reader, however, it would not have 
been clear by any means; this is one of the characteristics of 
many prochecies: quite obscure at first, until the developments 
of history allow for an interpretation. But, in previous passages, 
I have translated "Aquilonnaires" by "Northern" ~ Russian, 
because the context made it clear that it could not possibly 
mean the U.S.A. This is plain common sense: no one in his 
right mind will contend that Russia will "help" other nations, 
or that the U.S.A. will cause the clergy to be slaughtered. 
Hence, the First, Second and Third Ruler of Aquila: Russia, 
China, U.S.A., but with an entirely different sense each time. 
Concerning the "Great Vicar of the Cope", two interpreta- 
tions are possible: 1) the Pope will come from a religious 
order in which a Cope is part of the habit, or 2) he will be a 
descendant of the Capet family — some prophecies say that 
he will be of royal blood. 

jf 75.15 "Then, from that stock that has long been barren, 
proceeding from the 50th degree, one will come who will re- 
new the entire Christian Church. And there shall be great 
peace, union and harmony between the offsprings of the 
separated and lost Heads." 

Comment: The 50th degree crosses the Ardennes, the cradle 
of the Capetian family. This prophecy may refer either to the 
Great King or to the Holy Pontiff — it is impossible to say. 
The "separated Heads," or leaders, were the schismatics. The 
"lost Heads" were the heretics. Their descendants will be re- 
united. This passage has not been quoted in full, and the rest 
is obscure. One phrase, however, seems to refer to the con- 
version of Soviet Russia; this, added to the fact that peace 
will be universal, is in accord with the Fatima prophecy. 
|f 75.16 10.86 

As a Griffin the King of Europe shall come, 

Accompanied by those of Aquila. 

Of Reds and Whites shall lead a great army, 



Paragraph 15. 17 105 

Shall march against the King of Babylon. 

The Great King is here represented as a Griffin — a mythi- 
cal creature formed with the body of a lion, the head and 
wings of an eagle, and the dorsal fin of a fish. This compari- 
son may be explained by the fact that his will be a motley 
army, and we have seen that some seers call him the "Lion" 
or the "Eagle. " 

The Great King will receive the assistance of the U.S.A. 
(Aquila). By that time (probably after the victory of West- 
phalia against the Prusso-Russians) Communism will have 
been defeated. Many former Communists troops will defect 
and join the forces of liberation. This union of Reds and 
Whites will throw back to the sea the invading Mohammedan 
forces (King of Babylon). 

Nostradamus wrote other quatrains on this episode. Follow- 
ing is one in which the Arab Power is called a "mastiff." (We 
have seen elsewhere that it was called a "dog"). Greatly as- 
sisted by Soviet Russia (the Bear), the Arabs will invade 
Italy (the Wolf) and confirm their alliance there. But as we 
have seen previously, Communism will eventually collapse, 
and former Communist troops (whose soldiers are no more 
Communist than you or I) will join the Great King's forces, 
to the great displeasure of the Mohammedans. Here is this 
quatrain: 
If 75. 17 5.4 

The Great Mastiff, driven out of the City (Rome), 
Shall be annoyed at the strange alliance (of Reds and Whites). 
After having pursued the Leader (Pope) in the Fields, 

The wolf and bear shall defy each other. 

The "fields" mean that the Pope and the Clergy will be 

forced to go into hiding in the open country, an event which 

will take place at the beginning of the Great Disaster when 

Arabs and Reds are still friends. 

There is still another quatrain describing the final phase of 

the Great Disaster: 

^ 75.18 6.21 

When those of the Arctic are allied together, 

There shall be in the East great fear and great trembling. 

One newly elected holding the Great Temple, 

Rhodes, Istanbul shall be dyed with barbarian blood. 



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"When those of the Arctic . . ." means Russia and the 
U.S.A. We have seen already "North," "North Wind,'' and 
"Aquilonnaires" which can be rendered by "Aquila" (Eagle) 
or "North Wind." Here the U.S.A. is referred to as "Arctic" 
because of its synonymity with "Aquilonnaires" and also pos- 
sibly because the U.S. will send its troops and arms over the 
North Pole. Russia, of course, will no longer be Soviet Rus- 
sia, but a new Russia allied with the U.S.A. and Western 
Europe to repel the Mohammedan invasion for which the 
Soviet government had been responsible. The East may also 
refer to China, but this is not certain. At that time, a new 
Pope will have been elected. The Christian forces will cross 
the seas and annihilate the Arab forces in the Middle East. 
Nostradamus' quatrains were deliberately shuffled as one 
does with a deck of cards. It follows that there is no order in 
his 1,000 or so quatrains. Yet many correlations can be 
found, and it may be possible to restore the original order, 
although this would entail a time-consuming procedure which 
does not appear to be worthwhile, considering that the suc- 
cession of events to come is fairly well delineated in the other 
private prophecies. One need only fit in those quatrains which 
clearly have a bearing on events already described. That is 
what I have done here, after having quoted a sufficient num- 
ber of private prophecies earlier in this book. Following are a 
few more quatrains which either corroborate or complement 
what we already know: 
lf75.19 3.95 

The Moorish law shall be seen to decline, 

Past another that was more seductive, 

The Boristhenes shall be the first to fall, 

Through bribes and words was much more attractive. 
This means that Soviet Russia (Boristhenes), despite its 
bribes and lying propaganda, will collapse before the Arab 
power does, and the latter will not possess the appeal that 
Communism had. The French did not use "bribes and words," 
but "gifts and tongues;" but the real sense is that given in my 
translation. 

Many prophecies, and in particular the Apocalypse, men- 
tion the Beast of the Earth and the Beast of the Sea — the 
Dragon and the Hydra. No doubt, these apply to the time of 
Antichrist which is the second phase of the Latter Days, but 
they also apply to a lesser extent to the first phase. The 



Paragraph 75.20 107 

Dragon, or first Beast of the Earth, is Soviet Russia. The 
Hydra, or Beast of the Sea, is the Arab power that will come 
across the Mediterranean Sea. The Hydra will be powerful 
because Western Europe will be in chaos and thrown into 
confusion by the Dragon's work, but especially because Soviet 
Russia will arm the Arabs, which is exactly what the Apoca- 
lypse says (13:2): 'The Beast of the Sea shall receive its 
might from the Dragon." 

In the same period of time, the Pope will die in exile. A 
new Pope will be elected in Rome, but the validity of the con- 
clave will be challenged by a number of Cardinals — the 
Church will then be in an incredible state of internal dissen- 
sion. Then, the first Mohammedan forces will march into 
Rome, coming from Albania where they had probably landed, 
Albania being the only Mohammedan nation in Europe at the 
present time, and also a Communist country. Here is this quat- 
rain: 
fl 75.20 5.46 

By the Red Hats, quarrels and new schisms, 
When the Sabine shall have been elected. 
Great sophisms against him shall be said, 
And Rome shall be wounded by Albanians. 
]} 75.21 5.47 

The Great Arab shall progress well forward, 
But betrayed shall be by Byzantines. (Turks) 
The ancient Rhodes shall come and shall meet him, 
Then great evil shall befall Hungary. 

Here, we are told that Turkey will break its faith with the 
rest of the Arab world. Turkey, it will be remembered, is the 
only Mohammedan Power having adopted the Roman alpha- 
bet. What the third verse says about Rhodes may mean that 
the Knights of St. John, who once held Rhodes (131 1-1533), 
will again become powerful and play a dominant role in mili- 
tary affairs. As for the fourth verse, it alludes once again to 
the determining battles which are to take place in Hungary. 

The number of quatrains which Nostradamus has written 
on the Mohammedan invasion is quite impressive; it does not 
appear necessary, however, to quote them all. Suffice it to say 
that the Mohammedans will overrun the whole of Southern 
Europe. In France, they will be stopped on the banks of the 
river Loire. In Germany, however, they will cross the Dan- 



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ube, reach the Rhine, and possibly the North Sea. In Eastern 
Europe they will clash with the Poles who, by then, will have 
shaken off their Communist yoke. The Mohammedans will 
commit innumerable atrocities, but no great military feats, 
since Europe will already be on its knees through civil wars. 
As soon as the European nations can gather up their forces 
again, the Mohammedans will suffer crushing defeats on every 
front, will be thrown back to the sea again, and pursued into 
their own homelands — which will mark the prelude to their 
conversion to Christianity. 

Below are now a few additional quatrains with a bearing on 
various events predicted by many seers: 

Tf 75.22 2.41 (The Comet, The Arab "Mastiff", the exile of 
the Pope) 

For seven days the great star shall be seen, 

As if two Suns in the sky should appear. 

The big Mastiff shall be howling all night, 

When the Pontiff shall go into exile. 
If 75.23 2.43 (The Comet, the earthquakes) 

During the time the hairy star appears . . . 

Struck from heaven, shaky peace, shaking earth . . . 
1) 75.24 2. 1 8 ( The Rain of Stones) 

New downpour, sudden, impetuous, 

Unexpected, shall hinder two armies. 

Stone, Heaven, Fire, shall fall over the sea . . . 

The suddenness of the natural disasters is noteworthy; it 
has been stressed by many seers. These acts of God will stop 
men from killing one another pointlessly. The killing will go 
on after the disturbances of nature have begun, but it seems 
that it will no longer be pointless. Chaos, anarchy, blind 
hatred will give way to organized fighting against the two 
Beasts. At any event, these disasters will mark the turning of 
the tide; from then onwards the enemies of God will suffer 
nothing but defeat. In a somewhat elliptic and symbolic form, 
the following verses lay stress on this particularity: The lead- 
ers of men will be overcome by the forces of the Infinite 
when the stones hidden in the "hair" of the comet start fall- 
ing. Then the leaders will vainly attempt to enforce their rul- 
ings, but death will deprive them of any effective means. Here 
it is: 



Paragraph 75.26 109 

H 75.25 2.47 

The sovereigns by Infinite conquered, 
Stones are raining, hidden under the hair, 
Through death in vain shall rulings be invoked. 

Many more quatrains describe the passage of the comet, 
the three days of darkness, and the accompanying disasters 
including the fiery rain of stones. This, said Nostradamus, is 
to take place late in March and early in April. 

Once more, Nostradamus mentions the American interven- 
tion. Of all the prophecies I possess, Nostradamus is the most 
explicit in this respect: 
fl 75.26 4.39 

The Rodians shall ask for assistance, 

Forsaken by neglect of their sons. 

Arab Empire shall roll back in its course, 

By Hesperides the cause shall be restored. 

The Rodians, as stated above, may well mean the Knights 
of St. John, who, as prominent champions of Christian civili- 
zation once more, in dire straits because its members failed to 
respond to a call to arms, may invoke their influence with the 
American government and request American assistance. The 
Americans will come, and things will be straightened out. 

That the Americans will finally intervene is beyond doubt. 
In this case, however, the above interpretation is not abso- 
lutely certain. Nostradamus often uses the same word for dif- 
ferent things. In some quatrains, it is clear that "Hesperides" 
means America. In the above quatrain, it may just mean any 
land west of Gibraltar, in which case it could be Portugal. 
What prompts me to this word of caution is the following 
quatrain. 
1f75.27 6.85 

Great city of Tarsus by Gauls shall be destroyed, 
All those wearing turbans shall be made prisoners, 
Through assistance by sea from the great Portuguese, 
The first day of summer when Urban is installed. 

This seems to mean that the French, with the help of the 
Portuguese, will win a battle at Tarsus ("great" equals 
"famous"; it was St. Paul's birth-place). This will be in June 
when a new Pope is installed. 



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Here is now part of the quatrain referring to the new capi- 
tal of France: 

II 75.28 3.93 

In Avignon the Head of the Empire (Great King) 
Shall make ready, for Paris desolate . . . 

I feel ( must now bring to a close these specimens of Nos- 
tradamus 1 extraordinary insights. This does not mean, how- 
ever, that there is nothing further to be said; far from it, for 
I could not do justice to Nostradamus even if I were to write 
a 600-page book. But such a book would involve a tremen- 
dous amount of preparation — which is probably why no one 
has ever attempted it. There is no doubt that, with a certain 
method of approach, the totality or the near totality of his 
often obscure quatrains could be understood. The future, 
then, would be like an open book. Moreover, some definite 
dates, or some alternative dates, could be given. This is so be- 
cause Nostradamus, apart from his prophetical instinct and 
extensive knowledge in many fields, was well versed in as- 
tronomy and astrology, two sciences which, it must be re- 
membered, were one and the same in the 16th century. 

Nostradamus, therefore, gives many configurations in his 
quatrains. When these configurations are exceptional and hap- 
pen, say, once in twenty or thirty years, a definite date could 
be ascribed to certain events. When they are common and 
happen, say, every year or so, a number of alternative dates 
could be given. Some of these alternative dates, in turn, could 
be eliminated after a careful screening of correlations. 

Take for instance the Comet; it is mentioned in many quat- 
rains, but for the sake of simplicity let us imagine that it is 
mentioned in only two quatrains. Suppose the first gives three 
alternative dates; for instance, 1970, 1973, 1977. Suppose 
further that the second quatrain gives three more alternative 
dates; for instance, 1973, 1976 and 1979. Since the event is 
the same, i.e., the Comet, it is obvious that the correct date is 
that which is common to both quatrains, namely, 1973; and 
the others can be eliminated. 

The elimination of alternative dates could be effected in 
another way too. For instance, we know that the Great King 
will fight the Mohammedans. So, we have two different events 
here: 1) the rise of the Great King, 2) the Mohammedan in- 
vasion, but they both happen at the same time. Suppose then 



Paragraph 75.29 111 

that the configuration given in respect to the Great King oc- 
curs in 1976, 1978, 1980, and the configuration in respect to 
the Mohammedans in 1978, 1982 and 1984. Well, quite 
clearly, since these events are simultaneous, the date to be 
retained is 1978. 

In practice, however, it is not so simple as that. For one 
thing, a configuration may be given for an event which is not 
easy to understand. Consider for instance: 
<T 75.29 2.35 

In two dwellings at night the fire shall take, 
Many inside shall choke and roast to death, 
Near two rivers for sure it shall happen, 
Sol, Arc, Caper, they shall all lose their lives. 

The astronomical data here is that the sun will be in the 
signs of Sagittarius and Capricorn. This "sky" is not very 
specific in itself, but we are not concerned with this at the 
moment; we are concerned with the particular event that will 
take place then, and we do not really know what it is. How 
are we going to identify it? 

Let us consider the elements of information at our dis- 
posal: Two dwellings, at night, fire, many inside will die, two 
rivers Our next step will be a quest for correlations: we are 
going to go through the 1.000 quatrains and look for those 
which contain one or several of the above elements of infor- 
mation. Then, we will determine whether a relationship really 
exists, and if ^>o, we shall know what it is all about. But it is 
hardly necessary to point out how time-consuming such a job 
would be! 

If the same is to be done with every quatrain, it will take 
quite a few years, although towards the end, we should know 
most of the quatrains by heart. There is realh only one way 
to tackle the problem satisfactorily: feed all the elements of 
information into a computer, and it will sort them out on 
demand within a few seconds. Supposing we find an average 
of five elements in each quatrain, we shall have 5,000 ele- 
ments to feed into the computer. Not very many, you may 
say. In fact we will get many more. This is so because it is 
not sufficient to feed individual words, but rather all the dif- 
ferent meanings that a given word may assume. 

It is impossible, then, to estimate the number of elements 
we should finally obtain. Nevertheless, the task is quite fea- 



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sible with the help of a computer. It remains only to be seen 
whether it is really worth the trouble, and I do not think it is. 
To satisfy our curiosity has never been the purpose of the 
prophecies, but only to warn, enlighten, and comfort. And 
what we now possess is quite sufficient to fulfill this function. 

We have been warned that an apocalyptic disaster is about 
to come: we have been enlightened because those prophecies 
tell us that practically all the values cherished by the modern 
world - — social, political, and philosophical — are erroneous 
and deadly. We live in fact in an abyss of errors, a bottom- 
less pit of fallacies. Finally, we have been comforted because 
these prophecies tell us that a wonderful period of peace will 
follow and a unique Church revival; we know for certain, 
therefore, that the forces of evil in general and Communism 
in particular shall nor prevail. 

This gives us hope and courage. We must fight on, and 
we shall fight on. Those who do not believe, however, are 
deprived of such hope and certainty, and since on the face of 
it, the victory of Communism seems inevitable, these people 
have no alternative but to seek compromises every time they 
can. That is what politicians have been doing for many dec- 
ades, thus furthering the cause of Communism, and that is 
what the Catholic Church Hierarchy — which at the present 
time scorns private prophecies — has started to do with that 
sorry business called "dialogue. " 



THE PRESENT STATE OF THE CHURCH 



The Church is indeed in a sorry state, and this can no doubt 
be ascribed to the crisis of discipline which has afiected the 
hierarchy, the clergy, and the laity alike. Indeed, a crisis of 
discipline is bound to bring in its train a crisis of faith and a 
crisis of morals, the ravages of which are so glaringly evident 
today that no elaboration is necessary here. 

The point to bear in mind, if one is to steer clear of the 
many pitfalls which surround every Catholic, is that the cur- 
rent crisis was predicted long ago, and not only predicted, but 
also described in some detail, so that we might recognize it 
when it came, and also the circumstances obtaining in the 
world at the time of the crisis. In this connection it must be 
remembered that the Great Chastisement is to follow the crisis. 
Any mention of the Great Chastisement, therefore, forms part 
of the circumstances surrounding the crisis. 

f 76. Mother Shipton (16th century). "The great chastise- 
ment will come when carriages go without horses and many 
accidents fill the world with woe. It will come when 'thoughts 
are flying round the earth in the twinkling of an eye' [i.e. 
radio-communications], when long tunnels are made for horse- 
less machines, when men can fly in the air and ride under the 
sea, when ships are wholly made of metal, when fire and 
water 'great marvels do' [i.e. the steam engine], when even 
the poor can read books, when many taxes are levied for war." 

% 77. BL Rembordt (18th century). "God will punish the 
world when men have devised marvellous inventions that will 
lead them to forgetting God. They will have horseless car- 
riages, and they will fly like the birds. But they will laugh at 
the idea of God, thinking that they are 'very clever.' There 
will be signs from heaven, but men, in their pride, will laugh 
them off. Men will indulge in voluptuousness, and lewd fash- 
ions will be seen." 



114 Catholic Prophecy 

K 78. Trappistine Nun of Notre Dame des Gardes. "Chastise- 
ment will come when a very large number of bad books have 
been spread." 

U 79. Abbe Voclin. "People will speak only of money. Hor- 
rible books will be freely available. Intellectuals will argue 
fiercely among themselves. Then the war will break out that 
will see the rise of the Great Monarch." 

f 80. Jasper. "When men indulge in sensuous pleasures and 
voluptuousness, when no one wishes to obey any more, when 
there is widespread discontent among the peoples of the earth, 
then Russia will pour out masses of soldiers, and they will 
reach the Rhine." 

f 81. Ven. Anne de la Foi. "There will be discord within 
the Catholic Church. In those days, men will wear women's 
clothes, and women will put on men's clothes." 

H 82. M. Porsat (19th century). "There will be confusion 
among the clergy." 

K 83. Quoted by Abbe Curicque (19th century). 'What 
caught my attention repeatedly is that a large number of 
priests will join in the revolution." 

H 84. St. Thomas* Apocalypse — Apocrapha (1st century). 
"Every man shall speak that which pleaseth him, and my 
priests shall not have peace among themselves but shall sacri- 
fice unto me with deceitful minds. Then shall the priests be- 
hold the people departing from the House of the Lord and 
turning unto the world. The House of the Lord shall be deso- 
late and her altars will be abhorred. The place of holiness shall 
be corrupted, and the priesthood polluted." 

H 85. Holzhauser (17th century). "The Great Monarch will 
come when the Latin Church is desolated, humiliated, and af- 
flicted with many heresies . . . The Mohammedans will come 
again." (Note: "The Latin Church," which presumably, ex- 
cludes the Eastern-Rite Churches.) 

H 86. Bl. Rembordt (18th century). "These things will como 



Present State of the Church 115 

when they try to set up a new kingdom of Christ from which 
the true faith will be banished." 

f 87. Oba Prophecy. "It will come when the Church author- 
ities issue directives to promote a new cult, when priests are 
forbidden to celebrate in any other, when the higher positions 
in the Church are given to perjurers and hypocrites, when 
only the renegades are admitted to occupy those positions." 

We live in an age of revolution and contestation. Never 
before have priests taken an active part in revolutionary 
movements; never before have the Church authorities imposed 
a new liturgy and forbidden the traditional liturgy. 

The traditional liturgy, it must be recalled, goes back to 
apostolic times, and its definitive form was codified by Pope 
St. Pius V, who, in his Bull Quo Primum, gave it force of law 
until the end of time. The New Missal, however, was devi- 
ously introduced, arbitrarily imposed, and the Bull Quo 
Primum (which St. Pius V forbade to be abrogated) was 
quietly dropped from the opening pages of the official Altar 
Missal. 

The New Mass was opposed by the Synod of Bishops in 
1967, but some Vatican Officials, in contempt of the ^ ill of 
the bishops, and enlisting the help of six non-Catholic min- 
isters, went ahead with the final version of their work. (The 
non-Catholic ministers were Dr. George, Canon Jasper, Dr, 
Shephard, Dr. Konneth, Dr. Smith, and Br. Thurian, repre- 
senting the World Council of Churches, the Church of En- 
gland, the Lutheran Church, and the Protestant community of 
Taize. Their photograph was published in Issue No. 20 of 
World Trends.) With devilish cleverness, they stopped just 
short of outright heresy, and abusing the trust which their 
position entailed, they prevailed upon Pope Paul to ratify it 

The New Missal is indeed a radical attack on our Faith. 
It will destroy the Mass more effectively than Luther's brutal 
efforts. Having destroyed the Mass, it will inevitably destroy 
the Church. Having destroyed the Church, it will — inevitably 
again — destroy the world. For when the blood of Christ is 
no longer offered on the Altars of our churches, then the 
blood of men will have to be spilled on the asphalt of our 
streets. 

To discuss the validity or invalidity of the New Mass is 



116 Catholic Prophecy 

not within the scope of this book. The debate has been raging 
since 1969 and, while the majority of bishops and cardinals 
do not question the validity of the Consecration in the new rite, 
there are a few who have expressed serious misgivings. It is 
not outside the scope of this book, however, to cite prophecies 
which have a bearing on the matter: 

U 88. Anna-Katarina Emmerich (19th century). "I saw 
again the new and odd-looking Church which they were 
trying to build. There was nothing holy about it . . . People 
were kneading bread in the crypt below . . . but it would 
not rise, nor did they receive the body of Our Lord, but 
only bread. Those who were in error, through no fault of 
their own, and who piously and ardently longed for the 
Body of Jesus were spiritually consoled, but not by their 
communion. Then, my Guide [Jesus] said: THIS IS BABEL.' 
[The Mass in many languages]." (This prophecy was made 
circa 1820 by Anna Katarina Emmerick, a stigmatized 
Augustinian nun and is recorded in The Life of Anne Cath- 
erine Emmerich by Rev. Carl E. Schmoeger, C.SS.R., first 
published in English in 1870 and reprinted in 1968 by Maria 
Regina Guild, Los Angeles, California.) 

The New Missal is an ominous sign of the destruction to 
come, and these dire forebodings are in complete accord with 
what the prophecies say, and which can be paraphrased thus: 
"They wanted to make a new Church, a Church of human 
manufacture, but God had other designs. The false Church 
shall be destroyed, and the enemy shall overcome Rome. The 
pastors shall be scattered, persecuted, tortured, and murdered. 
The Holy Father shall have to leave Rome, and he shall die 
a cruel death. An anti-pope shall be set up in Rome." 

Such a tragedy would not be permitted by Christ, save as 
a punishment for the Church's sins. As long as the Church 
remains sound, the world is comparatively safe. But let the 
Church be subverted, and the whole world will be plunged 
into a bloodbath. In the 15th century, the Church's great sin 
was immorality, but Faith was alive. Then came the Reforma- 
tion, and the wars of religion. Today, however, the Church's 
sin is even greater because it is a sin against the first of the 
cardinal virtues, namely Faith. The punishment must needs 
be commensurate. The latest and most significant contribu- 



Present State of the Church 117 

tion to the process leading up to this is the New Missal, a 
pre-heretical rite, which has .made the Mass as changeable as 
the passing fashions of the world. 

Are we then to relinquish all hope and yield to despair? 
Not in the least! The prophecies give us a warning, but they 
also give us a promise. They tell us that the Church will pre- 
vail and be more resplendent than ever. A wise and holy 
Pope will restore all things, and he will be revered by the 
rulers of nations. Peace, prosperity, and happiness will be 
given to the whole world. 

Hope, therefore, not despair, should fill our hearts, 

Melbourne, March 1, 1970* 



♦The last chapter revised and brought up to date in January, 1973. 



ALPHABETICAL INDEX 



The first numbers preceded by the symbol jf are paragraph 

numbers. The second numbers refer to the Bibliographical 

Index and are between brackets. 

Aachen, Br. Anthony of. \ 73, (31). 

Abbot (See Merlin). 

A' Beckett (See St. Thomas). 

Adso (Monk). ^ 16, (30). 

Ageda (Bishop), ff 23, (30). 

Agreda, Mary of. fl" 38, (31). 

Aix-La-Chapelle (See Aachen). 

Alacoque (See Margaret-Mary) . 

American Prophecy. ]f 66, (30). 

Amsterdam (See Peer deman) . 

Anna-Katarina (See Emmerich) . 

Anna-Maria Taigi (See Taigi). 

Anthony (See Aachen). 

Anthony of the Desert. fl43, (32). 

Asdenti, Rosa. ff59, (6, 30, 31). 

£<?//#>% Nursing nun of. fl 51, (1, 2, 3). 

Bernhardt Rembordt (See Rembordt) . 

£erf/ze Pert* (See Pef *r) . 

Billiante, Countess F. ff 65, (30). 

Bishop (See Ageda). 

Bishop (See Witt man). 

Bouquillion (Sister). \ 25, (30). 

Bufalo, Blessed Gaspar del. fl 71, (30). 

Calvat, Melanie. ]f 8, ( 1, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28). 

Canori-Mora, Elizabeth. |f 3, (31). 

Capuchin Friar, ff 40, (30). 

Cataldus (Saint), fl 9, (30, 31). 

Chronicle (See Magdeburg) . 

Cleft Rock, John of the. ff 24, 31, (30). 

Columba (Saint), ff 2, (30). 

Countess (See Billiante) . 

Cozensa, Telesphorus de. fl 34, (30). 

David (See Pareus) . 

Desert (See Anthony) . 



A Iphabetical Index 119 



Ecstatic (The ... of Tours), f 44, (1, 2). 

£dward (Saint). 1f 17, (30). 

Elizabeth, (See Canori-Mora) . 

Emmerick, Sister Anna-Katarina. f 53, (29) c 

E/ig/w/z (Old prophecy). H 20, (30). 

Fariiwa. H 74, (1, 8, 13, 14, 15, 18, 28). 

Faudais, Marie de la. % 62, (6). 

Ferrer, St. Vincent. H 32, (30). 

Fluh, Nicholas of. 1 33, (30). 

Franciscan Friar. % 69, (30). 

Francis of Paola (See Paola). 

Freinademetz (Priest). % 54, (32). 

Friar (See Capuchin). 

Friar (See Franciscan) . 

Caspar (See Bufalo). 

Galtier, Marianne. H 18, (6). 

Gekner, Rudolph. H 11, (30). 

German (Old prophecy), f 27, (30). 

Grignion (See Montfort). 

Helen (See Wallraft). 

Hilar ion (Monk). H 19, (30). 

Hildegard (Saint). H 14, 15, (1, 3). 

Holzhauser (Ven. B.) fl 46, 47, (1, 4, 6). 

Ida (See Peerdeman). 

Jeanne (See Royer). 

Jesus Crucified (See Marie). 

Joachim (See Merlin). 

Johannes (See 5j/va). 

/o/z/z (See Cfe/f 7toc£). 

.to/m (See Vatiguerro). 

La S alette (See Calvat). 

Louis-Marie (See Montfort). 

Magdeburg Chronicle. 11 28, (30). 

Malachy (Saint), f 12, 18, (6, 10, 25). 

Margaret-Mary Alacoque (Saij»t). 1f 37, (1, 5). 

Marianne (Sister). % 50, (1, 3). 

Marianne (See Galtier). 

Marie (See Faudais). 

Marie of Jesus Crucified. H 72, (9). 

Mar/^ (See Tilly). 

Mary (See Agreda). 

Mas, Father Balthassar. H 36, (30). 



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Melanie (See Calvat). 

Merlin, Abbot Joachim. U 29, (30, 31). 

Methodius (Saint). 11 6, (30, 31), 

Monk (See Hilarion). 

Monk (See Adso). 

Montfort, Saint Lious-Marie Grignion de. H 39, (30, 31), 

iVectow (Fr , S.J.). 11 49, (1, 2, 3, 6, 31). 

Neumann, Teresa. 11 1, (12). 

Nicholas (See Fluh). 

Nostredame, Michel de. H 75, (6, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24). 

A/wn (See Bellay). 

Nursing Nun (See Bellay). 

Old Prophecies (See English, Saxon, German). 

Ossolinski Prophecy. U 63, (30). 

Otrante (See Werdin) . 

Ptfo/a, St Francis of. 11 45, (1, 2). 

Pau (See Marie of Jesus Crucified). 

Peerdeman, Ida. H 70, (33). 

Petff, Berthe f 4, (9, 12, 27). 

Pius IX (Pope). 11 7, (30). 

Pius X (Pope and Saint). U 21, (1, 9, 11). 

Pius XII (Pope). H 22, (1, 11). 

Pareus, David. H 35, (30, 31). 

Premol Prophecy. K 55, (6, 31). 

Rembordt, Bernhardt. U 41, (30, 31). 

Rocco, Louis. H 5, 61, (30, 31). 

Rosa Asdenti di Toggia (See Asdenti). 

Royer, Sister Jeanne. 11 52, (1, 3, 31). 

Salette (See Calvat). 

Saxon (Old prophecy). H 26, (30). 

Souffrand (Priest). 11 10, (30, 31). 

Steiner, Maria. H 56, (1, 3). 

Sylva, Blessed Johannes de. 11 58, (30). 

Taigi, Anna-Marie. 11 48, (1, 2, 3, 7, 9). 

Telesphorus (See Cozensa). 

Teresa (See Neumann). 

Thomas a'Becket (Saint). H 13, (30). 

Tilly, Marie de. f 64, (31). 

Toggia, (See Asdenti) . 

Tours (See Ecstatic). 

Vatiguerro, John. H 30, (30). 

Vincent (See Ferrer). 



Biographical Index 121 



Wattraff, Helen. U 67, (30, 31). 
Werdin D'Otrante. 1f 57, (30, 31). 
Wittman, Bishop George, f 68, (30). 



BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INDEX 



1. Maledictions et Benedictions. J. Gonthier. Paris. Librairie 
du Carmel. 1963. 

2. Demain. Baron de Novaye. Paris. P. Lethielleux. 1934.* 

3. Le Monde en Feu. J. Johannis. Paris. 1936.* 

4. Le Bienheureux Barthelemy Holzhauser. Canon de Wuil- 
leret* 

5. La Vie de Sainte Marguerite-Marie. Fr. A. Hamon, S.J.* 

6. Les Propheties des Derniers Temps. Suzzane Jacquemin. 
Paris, La Colombe. 1958. 

7. Wife, Mother and Mystic. Rev. Albert Bessieres, S.J. Lon- 
don. Sands & Co., Ltd. 1952. 

8. Fdtima-Merveille du XX* Siecle. Canon C. Barthas. Tou- 
louse. Fatima Editions. 1957. 

9. Le Monde de Demain Vu par les Prophetes d' Aujourd'huL 
Albert Marty. Paris. Nouvelles Editions Latines. 1962. 

10. Prophecy For Today. Edward Connor. Fresno. Academy 
Library Guild. 1956. 

11. Les Derniers Jours des Derniers Temps. Dupont-Four- 
nieux. Paris. La Colombe. 1959. 

12. Signes et Messages pour notre Temps. R. Christoflour. 
Paris. Buchet-Chastel. Correa. 1958. 

13. Recent Apparitions Of The Blessed Virgin Mary. Stephen 
Breen. Chicago. Lumen Books. 1953. 

14. By The Queen's Command, Lawrence F. Harvey. Glas- 
gow. John S. Burns & Sons. 1953. 

15. Russia Will Be Converted. John M. Haffert. Washington, 
New Jersey. Ave Maria Institute. 1956. 

16. Light on the Mountain. John S. Kennedy. New York. 
Doubleday Image Books. 1956. 

17. Vie de Melanie — Bergere de la Salette. (Autobiography 
presented by Leon Bloy). Paris. Mercure de France. 
1954. (Reprinting). 

18. The Woman Shall Conquer. Don Sharkey. New York. All 
Saints Press, Inc. 1954. 



122 Catholic Prophecy 

19. Les Apparitions de la Sante-Vierge. J. Goubert et L. 
Cristiani. Paris. La Colombe. 1952. 

20. Nostradamus. James Laver. Harmondsworth. Penguin 
Books. 1952. 

21. U Strange XX" Siecle vu par Nostradamus. Dr. de Font- 
brune. Sarlat. Michelet. 1946. 

22. Michel Nostradamus. M. P. Edouard et Jean Mezerette. 
Paris. Belles Editions. 1947. 

23. Les Propheties de Maistre Michel Nostradamus. Dr. de 
Fontbrune. Sarlat. Michelet. 1946. 

24. Nostradamus — Ses Propheties. Emile Ruir. Paris. Editions 
Medicis. 1948. 

25. Les Propheties pour les Temps Actuels. Georges Vouloir. 
Paris. Editions Medicis. 1948. 

26. L Apparition de la Tres-Sainte Vierge sur la Montague 
de la Salette. (An account given by Melanie Calvat her- 
self, first published in 1879 with the Imprimatur of the 
Bishop of Lecce, Count Zola, and reprinted in Montpel- 
lier in 1925). 

27. Berthe Petit et la Devotion au Coeur Douloureux et 1m- 
macule de Marie. G. Canova. Bourg Saint-Maurice. 
Oeuvre de Diffusion Mariale. 1946. 

28. De la Salette a Bonate. (As above). 1947. 

29. Vie d' Anne-Catherine Emmerich. Rev. K. E. Schmoger. 
C.SS.R., translated from the German by Rev. E. de Caza- 
les, Vicar General and Canon of Versailles. Paris. Li- 
brairie P. Tequi. 1950. 

30. The Prophets and Our Times. R. Gerald Culleton. Fresno. 
Academy Duplicating Service. Fresno. 1950. 

31. L' Apocalypse a VAide des Propheties Modernes. Rev. A. 
de Larminat. (Unpublished Manuscript)** 

32. Voice of Fatima. (An Australian newspaper). 

33. Pro Manuscripto Book. Published by J. Jongen. Eisden. 
1959. 

New Testament quotations come from the Revision of the 
Challoner-Rheims Version, published in 1950 in New 
York by the Catholic Book Publishing Co. 
* Number 2, 3, 4 and 5 are important books quoted by J. 
Gonthier, No. 1, but bibliographical particulars are incom- 
plete. 
**This work, together with supplements, comprises more than 
1,000 pages. It is the most complete work of reference on 



Chronological Index 



123 



prophecies that has come to my knowledge. It was compiled 
after consulting all the prophetical books kept at the 
Bibliotheque Nationale of Paris (The French National 
Library) . It also gives extensive bibliographical references. 



CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX 



4th Century 

St. Anthony of the Desert. 1f 43. 

St. Methodius. H 6. 

5th Century 

St. Cataldus. If 9. 

6th Century 

St. Columba. If 2. 

10th Century 

Monk Adso. If 16. 

11th Century 
St. Edward. V 17. 

12th Century 

Bishop Ageda* IT 23 

St. Thomas a'Becket. % 13. 

St. Hildegard. If 14, 15. 

St. Malachy. If 12, 18. 

13th Century 
Abbott J. Merlin. 11 29. 
Werdin d'Otrante. If 57. 
John of Vatiguerro. If 30. 

14th Century 

John of the Cleft Rock. 

IT 24, 31. 
15th Century 
St. Vincent Ferrer. If 32. 
Nicholas of Fluh. If 33. 
Monk Hilarion. If 19. 
St. Francis of Paola. If 45. 
Bl. Johannes A. de Sylva. 1[ 58. 

16th Century 

Telesphorus of Cozensa. IF 34. 

Michel de Nostredame. If 75. 

17 Century 

Mary of Agreda. If 38. 

Rudolph Gekner. If 11. 

Ven. B. Holzhauser. If 46, 47. 

St. Margaret Mary. If 37. 



Fr. Balthassar Mas. If 36. 
David Poreaus. If 35. 
18th Century 
Capuchin Friar. 1f 40. 
Franciscan Friar. 1F 69. 
Marianne Gaultier. 1f 60. 
St. Louis de Montfort. IF 39. 
Fr. Nectou. If 49. 
Bernhardt Rembordt. 1f 41. 
Jeanne le Royer. If 52. 

19th Century 

Br. Anthony of Aachen. 1F 73. 

Nun of Bellay. If 51. 

Sr. Bouquillion. If 25. 

Bl. Gaspar del Bufalo. If 71. 

Melanie Calvat. If 8. 

Elizabeth Canori-Mora. If 3, 42. 

Anna-Katarina Emmerick. IT 53. 

Sr. Marianne. If 50. 

Marie de la Faudais. IF 62. 

Marie of Jesus Crucified. IF 72. 

Ossolinski Prophecy. 1F 63. 

Pius IX. If 7. 

Louis Rocco. If 5, 61 

Fr. Souffrand. If 10. 

Maria Steiner. If 56. 

Rosa Asdenti di Taggia. If 59. 

Anna-Maria Taigi. If 48. 

Marie de Tilly. If 64. 

The Ecstatic of Tours. H 44. 

Helen Wallraff. If 67. 

Bishop George M. Wittman. 

If 68. 
20th Century 
American Prophecy. 1F 66. 
Countess F. de Billiante. IF 65. 
Fatima. IF 74. 
Fr. Freinademetz. IF 54. 
Teresa Neumann. IF 1. 
Ida Peerdeman. IT 70. 



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Catholic Prophecy 



Berthe Petit. 1T 4. 

St. Pius X. IF 21. 

Pius Xn. IF 22. 

Undated 

Old English Prophecies. 11 20. 



Old Saxon Prophecy. 1F 26. 
Old German Prophecy. IF 27. 
Magdeburg Chronicle. IF 28. 
Premol Prophecy. 1F 55. 



PARAGRAPH INDEX 



1. Teresa Neumann (20th c). 35. 

2. St. Columba (6th a). 36. 

3. Eliz. Canori-Mora 37. 

(19th c). 

4. Berthe Petit (20th c). 38. 

5. Louis /tocco (19th a). 39. 

6. St. Methodius (4th a). 

7. Pto/Z(19thc). 40. 

8. Melanie Calvat (19th a). 41. 

9. St. Cataldus (5th a). 

10. Fr. Souffrand (19th a). 42. 

11. Rudolph GeArner (17th c). 43. 

12. St. Malachy (12th a). 

13. St. Thomas dBecket 44. 

(12th c). 

14. St. Hildegard (12th c). 45. 

15. St. Hildegard (12th c). 

16. Monk Adso (10th c). 46. 

17. St. Edward (lithe). 

18. St. Malachy (12th c.) 47. 

19. Monk Hilarion (15th c). 

20. Old English prophecies. 48. 

21. St.PiwsX(20thc.). 

22. Pius XU (20th a). 49. 

23. Bishop /4g«fo (12th c). 50. 

24. St. John of the Cleft Rock 51. 

(14th c). 52. 

25. Sister Bouquillion 53. 

(19th c). 

26. Old Saxon prophecy. 54. 

27. Old German prophecy. 55. 

28. Magdeburg Chronicle. 56. 

29. Abbot J. Merlin (13th c). 57. 

30. John of Vatiguerro 58. 

(13th c). 59. 

31. St. John of the Cleft Rock 

(14th c). 60. 

32. St. Vincent Ferrier 

(15th c). 61. 

33. Nicholas of Fluh (15th c). 62. 

34. Teles, of Cozensa (16th a). 



David Poreaus (17th c). 
Fr. Bal Mas (17th c). 
St. Margaret-Mary 

(17th c). 
Mary of Agreda (17th c). 
St. Louis de Montfort 

(18th c). 
Capuchin Friar (18th c). 
Bernhardt Rembordt 

(18th c). 
E. Canori-Mora (19th a). 
Anthony of the Desert 

(4th c). 
The Ecstatic of Tours 

(19th c). 
St. Francis of Paola 

(15th c). 
Ven. B. Holzhauser 

(17th c). 
Ven. B. Holzhauser 

(17th c). 
St. Anna-Maria Taigi 

(19th c). 
Fr.Nectou (18th c). 
Sister Marianne (19th a). 
Nun of Bellay (19th a). 
Jeanne le Royer (18th a). 
Anna-Katarina Emmerick 

(19th c). 
Fr. Freinademetz (20th a). 
Prophecy of Premol. 
Maria Steiner (19th a). 
Werdin d'Otrante (13th c). 
Bl. J. A. de Sylva (15th c). 
Rosa Asdenti di Taggia 

(19th c). 
Sr. Marianne Guultier 

(18th c). 
Louis Rocco (19th c). 
Marie de la Faudais 

(19th c). 



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125 



63. Prophecy of Ossolinski 74. 

(19th a). 75. 

64. Marie de Tilly (19th c). 

65. Countess de Billiante 76. 

(20th c). 77. 

66. American Prophecy 78. 

(20th c). 79. 

67. Helen Wallraff (19th a). 80. 

68. Bishop G. M. Wittman 81. 

(19th a). 82. 

69. Franciscan Friar (18th a). 83. 

70. Ida Peerdeman (20th c). 84. 

71. Bl. Gaspar del Bufalo 

(19th c). 85. 

72. Marie of Jesus Crucified 86. 

(19th c). 87. 

73. Br. Anthony of Aachen 88. 

(19th c). 



Fatima (20th c). 
Michel de Nostredame 

(16th c). 
Mother Shipton (16th c). 
Bl. Rembordt (18th c). 
Trappistine Nun. 
Abbe Voclin. 
Jasper. 

Ven. Anne de la Foi. 
Ven. M. Porsat (19th c). 
Abbe Curicque (19th a). 
St. Thomas' Apocalypse 

(lstc). 
Ven. Holzhauser (17th c). 
Bl. Rembordt (18th c). 
Oba Prophecy. 
Ven. A. C. Emmerick 

(19th c),